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Henry Marchant

Biography of Henry Marchant

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Marchant
  • First Name: Henry
  • Date of Birth: April , 9 , 1741
  • Place of Birth (POB): Martha's Vineyard , Massachusetts (US-MA, MA, 25, Mass.)
  • Date of Death: August , 30 , 1796
  • Place of Death (POD): Newport , Rhode Island (US-RI, RI, 44, R.I., R. Isl)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Henry Marchant Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: George Washington ( )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 07/02/1790
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 1 Stat. 128
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/03/1790
  • Commission Date: 07/03/1790
  • Date of Termination: 08/30/1796
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Henry Marchant in the Law School

  • Name of School: College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania)
  • Degree: Master of Arts (A.M.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1762

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1767

Henry Marchant Career Path


  • Private practice, Newport, Rhode Island, 1767-1777
  • Attorney general, State of Rhode Island, 1771-1777
  • Delegate, Continental Congress, 1777-1779
  • Private practice/farmer, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, 1780-1784
  • State representative, Rhode Island, 1784-1790


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  • Article Name: Henry Marchant
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  • Description: Biography of Henry Marchant Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Marchant First Name: Henry Date of Birth: April , 9 , [...]

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