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David Howell

Biography of David Howell

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Howell
  • First Name: David
  • Date of Birth: January , 1 , 1747
  • Place of Birth (POB): Morristown , New Jersey (US-NJ, NJ, 34, N.J.)
  • Date of Death: July , 30 , 1824
  • Place of Death (POD): Providence , Rhode Island (US-RI, RI, 44, R.I., R. Isl)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

David Howell Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: James Madison ( Jeffersonian Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 11/12/1812
  • Seat vacated by: Barnes , David L.
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 11/16/1812
  • Commission Date: 11/17/1812
  • Date of Termination: 07/30/1824
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

David Howell in the Law School

  • Name of School: College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
  • Law Degree Year: 1766

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Rhode Island College (now Brown University)
  • Degree: Master of Arts (A.M.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1769

David Howell Career Path


  • Professor, Brown University, 1766-1824
  • Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1768-1779, 1781-1782
  • Justice of the peace, Providence, Rhode Island, 1779
  • Justice, Rhode Island Court of Common Pleas, Providence County, 1780
  • Delegate, Continental Congress, 1782-1785
  • Associate justice, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1786-1787
  • Attorney general, State of Rhode Island, 1789
  • Boundary commissioner, New York City, 1794


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  • Description: Biography of David Howell Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Howell First Name: David Date of Birth: January , 1 , [...]

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