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Name Sitgreaves, John
City New Bern
State NC
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 1757 in England
Died March 4, 1802, in Halifax, NC

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

Born 1757 in England
Died March 4, 1802, in Halifax, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of North Carolina
Nominated by George Washington on December 17, 1790, to a seat vacated by John Stokes. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1790, and received commission on December 20, 1790. Service terminated on June 9, 1794, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Edenton, New Bern & Wilmington Districts of North Carolina
Reassigned on June 9, 1794, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 395. Service terminated on March 3, 1797, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of North Carolina
Reassigned on March 3, 1797, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 517. Service terminated on February 13, 1801, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Albemarle, Cape Fear & Pamptico Districts of North Carolina
Reassigned on February 13, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Service terminated on March 4, 1802, due to death.

Education:
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Eton College, England

Professional Career:

Private practice, New Bern, North Carolina
Continental Army lieutenant
Clerk, North Carolina State Senate, 1777-1779
Member, Board of Auditors for Public and Private Accounts, 1779
Commissioner for sale of confiscated properties, New Bern, North Carolina, 1780
Member, North Carolina House of Commons, 1784, 1786-1788
Delegate, Continental Congress, 1784-1785
Member, North Carolina convention to ratify U.S. Constitution
U.S. attorney for the District of North Carolina, 1789-1790

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Circuit Court for the Fifth Circuit, February 21, 1801; confirmed, February 24, 1801; declined appointment


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