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Name Stephens, William
City Savannah
State GA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Stephens, William
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Stephens, William
Born January 17, 1752, in Bewlie, GA
Died August 6, 1819, in Savannah, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Georgia
Received a recess appointment from Thomas Jefferson on October 22, 1801, to a seat vacated by Joseph Clay; nominated to the same position by Thomas Jefferson on January 6, 1802. Confirmed by the Senate on January 26, 1802, and received commission on January 26, 1802. Service terminated on October 13, 1818, due to resignation.

Professional Career:
Continental Army second lieutenant, Revolutionary War
Chatham County [Georgia] Militia colonel
Clerk, Georgia Commons House of Assembly, 1775-
Attorney general, Province of Georgia, -1776
Chief justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1780-
President, Savannah, Georgia, 1787-
Mayor, Savannah, Georgia, 1793-1795
Judge, Superior Court of Georgia
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