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Name Tappan, Benjamin
City Ravenna
State OH
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

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

Tappan, Benjamin
Born May 25, 1773, in Northampton, MA
Died April 12, 1857, in Steubenville, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Ohio
Received a recess appointment from Andrew Jackson on October 12, 1833, to a seat vacated by John Wilson Campbell; nominated to the same position by Andrew Jackson on January 20, 1834. Service terminated on June 30, 1834, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

Education:
Read law, 1799

Professional Career:
Private practice, Ravena, Ohio, 1799-1803, 1804-1809
State senator, Ohio, 1803-1804
Private practice, Steubenville, Ohio, 1809-1812, 1814-1816, 1823-1838, 1845-1857
U.S. Army major, 1812-1814
Judge, Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Fifth Judicial District, 1816-1823
U.S. senator from Ohio, 1839-1845

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Ohio, January 20, 1834; rejected by Senate, May 29, 1834
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