William Tilghman

Personal

Birthday: 
8/12/1756
Birthplace: 
Talbot County, MD
Date of Death: 
4/29/1827
Place of Death: 
Philadelphia, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Talbot County, Maryland, 1783-1788
State delegate, Maryland, 1788-1790
State senator, Maryland, 1791-1793
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1794-1801, 1802-1805
President judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, 1805
Judge, Pennsylvania High Court of Errors and Appeals, -1806
Chief justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1806-1827

Education

Name of School: 
College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania)
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1772
Name of School - Second: 
College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania)
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1783

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Circuit Court for the Third Circuit
President Nominating: 
John Adams
Party Affiliation of President: 
Federalist
Commission Date: 
03/03/1801
Termination Date: 
07/01/1802
Termination Reason: 
Abolition of Court
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