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David Sewall

Biography of David Sewall

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Sewall
  • First Name: David
  • Date of Birth: October , 7 , 1735
  • Place of Birth (POB): York , Maine (US-ME, ME, 23, Maine, Me.)
  • Date of Death: October , 22 , 1825
  • Place of Death (POD): York , Maine (US-ME, ME, 23, Maine, Me.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

David Sewall Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Maine
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: George Washington (
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 09/24/1789
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 1 Stat. 73
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/26/1789
  • Commission Date: 09/26/1789
  • Date of Termination: 01/09/1818
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

David Sewall in the Law School

  • Name of School: Harvard College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1755

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1760

David Sewall Career Path


  • Private practice, York, Maine, 1760-Â Â Â Â , 1818-1825
  • Register of probates, York County, Maine, 1766-
  • Justice of the peace, Maine, 1767-
  • Member, York [Maine] Committee of Correspondance
  • Member, Legislative Council of Massachusetts, 1776-1777
  • Justice, Superior Court of Massachusetts, 1777-1789
  • Delegate, Massachusetts constitutional convention, 1779-1780


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  • Description: Biography of David Sewall Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Sewall First Name: David Date of Birth: October , 7 , [...]

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