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Name Van Ness, William Peter
City New York
State NY
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 February 13, 1778, in Claverack, NY
Died September 6, 1826, in New York, NY

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

Born February 13, 1778, in Claverack, NY
Died September 6, 1826, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New York
Nominated by James Madison on May 25, 1812, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 719. Confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 1812, and received commission on May 27, 1812. Service terminated on April 9, 1814, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Reassigned on April 9, 1814, to a new seat authorized by 3 Stat. 120. Service terminated on September 6, 1826, due to death.

Education:
Columbia College, 1797
Read law, 1800

Professional Career:

Private practice, New York City, 1800-1801, -1812
Private practice, Albany, New York, 1801-
Private practice, Hudson, New York


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