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Benjamin Tappan

Biography of Benjamin Tappan

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Tappan
  • First Name: Benjamin
  • Date of Birth: May , 25 , 1773
  • Place of Birth (POB): Northampton , Massachusetts (US-MA, MA, 25, Mass.)
  • Date of Death: April , 12 , 1857
  • Place of Death (POD): Steubenville , Ohio (US-OH, OH, 39, Ohio, Ohio O., Oh.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Benjamin Tappan Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Ohio
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Andrew Jackson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/20/1834
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 10/12/1833
  • Seat vacated by: Campbell , John Wilson
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/21/1834
  • Committee action: Reported Without Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 05/12/1834
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Yes/No: 01/Eleven
  • Date of Termination: 06/30/1834
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Recess Appointment-Not Confirmed

Benjamin Tappan in the Law School

  • Name of School: Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1799

Benjamin Tappan Career Path


  • Private practice, Ravena, Ohio, 1799-1803, 1804-1809
  • State senator, Ohio, 1803-1804
  • Private practice, Steubenville, Ohio, 1809-1812, 1814-1816, 1823-1838, 1845-1857
  • U.S. Army major, 1812-1814
  • Judge, Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Fifth Judicial District, 1816-1823
  • U.S. senator from Ohio, 1839-1845
  • Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Ohio, January 20, 1834; rejected by Senate, May 29, 1834


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