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James Iredell

Biography of James Iredell

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Iredell
  • First Name: James
  • Date of Birth: October , 5 , 1751
  • Place of Birth (POB): Lewes , England
  • Date of Death: October , 20 , 1799
  • Place of Death (POD): Edenton , North Carolina (US-NC, NC, 37, N.C., N. Car)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Iredell Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: George Washington (
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/08/1790
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 1 Stat. 73
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/10/1790
  • Commission Date: 02/10/1790
  • Date of Termination: 10/20/1799
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Iredell in the Law School

  • Name of School: Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1770

James Iredell Career Path


  • Comptroller of customs, Edenton, North Carolina, 1768-1774
  • Private practice, Edenton, North Carolina, 1773-1790
  • Collector of customs, Port Roanoke, North Carolina, 1774-1776
  • Member, commission to draft and revise the laws of North Carolina, 1776
  • Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 1777
  • Attorney general, State of North Carolina, 1779-1781

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Southern Circuit, Spring 1790-Fall 1790, Fall 1791-Spring 1792, Spring 1794, Spring 1798
  • Middle Circuit, Spring 1791-Fall 1791, Spring 1793, Fall 1795-Spring 1796, Spring 1797, Spring 1799
  • Eastern Circuit, Fall 1792, Spring 1795


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  • Description: Biography of James Iredell Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Iredell First Name: James Date of Birth: October , 5 , [...]

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