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Name Key, Philip Barton
City Annapolis
State MD
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 April 12, 1757, near Charlestown, MD
Died July 28, 1815, in Georgetown, DC

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born April 12, 1757, near Charlestown, MD
Died July 28, 1815, in Georgetown, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by John Adams on February 18, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1801, and received commission on February 20, 1801. Service terminated on March 3, 1801, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by John Adams on February 25, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Confirmed by the Senate on February 26, 1801, and received commission on March 3, 1801. Service terminated on July 1, 1802, due to abolition of the court.

Education:
Middle Temple, London, England, 1784
Read law, 1785

Professional Career:

Fought with the British Army in the Revolutionary War, 1777-1781
Private practice, Leonardtown, Maryland, 1787-1790
Private practice, Annapolis, Maryland, 1790-1794, 1799-1800
State delegate, Maryland, 1794-1799
Private practice, Montgomery County, Maryland, 1802-1807
Counsel, Hon. Samuel Chase, Supreme Court of the United States, during Senate impeachment trial, 1805
U.S. representative from Maryland, 1807-1813
Private practice, Georgetown, D.C., 1813-1815


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