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David Wilmot

Biography of David Wilmot

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Wilmot
  • First Name: David
  • Date of Birth: January , 20 , 1814
  • Place of Birth (POB): Bethany , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: March , 16 , 1868
  • Place of Death (POD): Towanda , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

David Wilmot Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Court of Claims
  • Court Type: Court of Claims
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Abraham Lincoln ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 03/06/1863
  • New Seat ,
  • Authorization legislation: 12 Stat. 765
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/07/1863
  • Commission Date: 03/07/1863
  • Date of Termination: 03/16/1868
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

David Wilmot in the Law School

  • Name of School: Read law with Hon. William Jessup, Montrose, Pennsylvania
  • Law Degree Year: 1832

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law with George W. Woodward, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Law Degree Year: 1832

David Wilmot Career Path


  • Private practice, Towanda, Pennsylvania, 1834-1844
  • U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, 1845-1851
  • President judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Thirteenth Judicial District, 1851-1861
  • U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, 1861-1863


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  • Article Name: David Wilmot
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  • Description: Biography of David Wilmot Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Wilmot First Name: David Date of Birth: January , 20 , [...]

This entry was last updated: January 26, 2015

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