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Mahlon Dickerson

Biography of Mahlon Dickerson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Dickerson
  • First Name: Mahlon
  • Date of Birth: April , 17 , 1770
  • Place of Birth (POB): Hanover Neck , New Jersey (US-NJ, NJ, 34, N.J.)
  • Date of Death: October , 5 , 1853
  • Place of Death (POD): Succasunna , New Jersey (US-NJ, NJ, 34, N.J.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Mahlon Dickerson Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Martin Van Buren ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 07/14/1840
  • Seat vacated by: Rossell , William
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 07/15/1840
  • Committee action: Reported Without Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 07/20/1840
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/21/1840
  • Commission Date: 07/23/1840
  • Date of Termination: 02/16/1841
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

Mahlon Dickerson in the Law School

  • Name of School: College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1789

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1793

Mahlon Dickerson Career Path


  • Private practice, Morristown, New Jersey, 1793-1794, 1794-1796
  • New Jersey Detached Militia private, Second Regiment of Cavalry, 1794
  • Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1797-1810
  • Miner/iron manufacturer, Morris County, New Jersey, 1810-1853
  • Judge, Mayor's Court
  • Member, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Common Council, 1799
  • Commissioner of bankruptcy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1802
  • Adjutant-general for Pennsylvania, 1805-1808
  • City recorder, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1808-1810
  • State assemblyman, New Jersey, 1811-1813
  • Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1813-1815
  • Reporter, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1813-1814
  • Governor, New Jersey, 1815-1817
  • U.S. senator from New Jersey, 1817-1833
  • Vice-president, New Jersey State Council, 1833
  • Secretary of the U.S. Navy, 1834-1838


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Bachelor of Arts

College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)

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