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Philip Barton Key

Biography of Philip Barton Key

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Key
  • First Name: Philip
  • Middle Name: Barton
  • Date of Birth: April , 12 , 1757
  • Place of Birth (POB): near Charlestown , Maryland (US-MD, MD, 24, Md.)
  • Date of Death: July , 28 , 1815
  • Place of Death (POD): Georgetown , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Philip Barton Key Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Circuit Court (1801)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: John Adams ( Federalist )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/18/1801
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 2 Stat. 89
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Yes/No: 20/Nine
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/20/1801
  • Commission Date: 02/20/1801
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1801
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1802
  • Date of Termination: 07/01/1802
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Abolition of Court

Philip Barton Key in the Law School

  • Name of School: Middle Temple, London, England
  • Law Degree Year: 1784

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1785

Philip Barton Key Career Path


  • Fought with the British Army in the Revolutionary War, 1777-1781
  • Private practice, Leonardtown, Maryland, 1787-1790
  • Private practice, Annapolis, Maryland, 1790-1794, 1799-1800
  • State delegate, Maryland, 1794-1799
  • Private practice, Montgomery County, Maryland, 1802-1807
  • Counsel, Hon. Samuel Chase, Supreme Court of the United States, during Senate impeachment trial, 1805
  • U.S. representative from Maryland, 1807-1813
  • Private practice, Georgetown, D.C., 1813-1815


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This entry was last updated: February 27, 2015

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