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Name Wilson, James
City Washington
State DC
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:

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

Wilson, James
Born September 14, 1742, in Carskerdo, Scotland
Died August 21, 1798, in Edenton, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by George Washington on September 24, 1789, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73. Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1789, and received commission on September 29, 1789. Service terminated on August 21, 1798, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Middle Circuit, Spring 1790-Spring 1792, Spring 1793, Spring 1794, Spring 1795-Fall 1796
Eastern Circuit, Fall 1792-Spring 1794
Southern Circuit, Fall 1794, Fall 1797

Education:
University of Glasgow
University of Edinburgh
University of St. Andrews
Read law, 1767

Professional Career:
Private practice, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1768-1770
Private practice, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1770-1774
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774-1777, 1783, 1785-1787
Businessman, land speculator and legal advisor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1777-1787
Avocat général for maritime and commercial causes, appointed by French government, 1779-1783
Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
Professor of law, College of Philadelphia, 1789
Drafter, Pennsylvania Constitution, 1790
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