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Name Hopkinson, Joseph
City Philadelphia
State PA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born November 12, 1770, in Philadelphia, PA
Died January 15, 1842, in Philadelphia, PA
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born November 12, 1770, in Philadelphia, PA
Died January 15, 1842, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Received a recess appointment from John Quincy Adams on October 23, 1828, to a seat vacated by Richard Peters; nominated to the same position by John Quincy Adams on December 11, 1828. Confirmed by the Senate on February 23, 1829, and received commission on February 23, 1829. Service terminated on January 15, 1842, due to death.

Education:
University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1786
Read law, 1791

Professional Career:

Private practice, Philadelphia and Easton, Pennsylvania, 1791-1814
U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, 1815-1819
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1819-1820, 1823-1828
Private practice, Bordentown, New Jersey, 1820-1823
State assemblyman, New Jersey, 1821-1822


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