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Philemon Dickerson

Biography of Philemon Dickerson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Dickerson
  • First Name: Philemon
  • Date of Birth: January , 11 , 1788
  • Place of Birth (POB): Morris County , New Jersey (US-NJ, NJ, 34, N.J.)
  • Date of Death: December , 10 , 1862
  • Place of Death (POD): Paterson , New Jersey (US-NJ, NJ, 34, N.J.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Philemon 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): 02/22/1841
  • Seat vacated by: Dickerson , Mahlon
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/23/1841
  • Committee action: Reported Without Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 02/27/1841
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/27/1841
  • Commission Date: 03/02/1841
  • Date of Termination: 12/10/1862
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Philemon Dickerson in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1808

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1813

Philemon Dickerson Career Path


  • Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1813-1816
  • Private practice, Paterson, New Jersey, 1816-1821, 1822-1833, 1837-1839
  • State assemblyman, New Jersey, 1821-1822
  • U.S. representative from New Jersey, 1833-1836, 1839-1841
  • Governor, New Jersey, 1836-1837


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