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Egbert Benson

Biography of Egbert Benson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Benson
  • First Name: Egbert
  • Date of Birth: June , 21 , 1746
  • Place of Birth (POB): New York , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: August , 24 , 1833
  • Place of Death (POD): Jamaica, Long Island , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Egbert Benson Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Circuit Court (1801)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: John Adams ( Federalist )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/18/1801
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 2 Stat. 89
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/20/1801
  • Commission Date: 02/20/1801
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1801
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1802
  • Date of Termination: 07/01/1802
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Abolition of Court

Egbert Benson in the Law School

  • Name of School: King's College (now Columbia University)
  • Law Degree Year: 1765

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1769

Egbert Benson Career Path


  • Private practice, Red Hook, New York, 1772-1776
  • Representative, New York Provincial Congress, 1776
  • State assemblyman, New York, 1777-1781
  • Attorney general, State of New York, 1777-1789
  • Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
  • U.S. representative from New York, 1789-1793, 1813-1815
  • Associate justice, Supreme Court of Judicature of New York, 1794-1801
  • Private practice, New York City, 1802-1813, 1815-1833


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  • Description: Biography of Egbert Benson Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Benson First Name: Egbert Date of Birth: June , 21 , [...]

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