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John Pickering

Biography of John Pickering

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Pickering
  • First Name: John
  • Date of Birth: September , 22 , 1737
  • Place of Birth (POB): Newington , New Hampshire (US-NH, NH, 33, N.H)
  • Date of Death: April , 11 , 1805
  • Place of Death (POD): Portsmouth , New Hampshire (US-NH, NH, 33, N.H)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Pickering Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: George Washington (
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/10/1795
  • Seat vacated by: Sullivan , John
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/11/1795
  • Commission Date: 02/11/1795
  • Date of Termination: 03/12/1804
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Impeachment & Conviction

John Pickering in the Law School

  • Name of School: Harvard College
  • Law Degree Year: 1761

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law

John Pickering Career Path


  • Private practice, Greenland, New Hampshire
  • Private practice, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, -1783, 1788-1790
  • Delegate, New Hampshire constitutional conventions, 1781-1783, 1791-1792
  • State representative, New Hampshire, 1783-1787
  • Member, New Hampshire convention to ratify U.S. Constitution, 1788
  • State senator and member of Executive Council, -1790
  • President (governor), New Hampshire, 1790
  • Chief justice, New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature, 1790-1795


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  • Article Name: John Pickering
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  • Description: Biography of John Pickering Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Pickering First Name: John Date of Birth: September , [...]

This entry was last updated: February 7, 2015

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