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Richard Bassett

Biography of Richard Bassett

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Bassett
  • First Name: Richard
  • Date of Birth: April , 2 , 1745
  • Place of Birth (POB): Cecil County , Maryland (US-MD, MD, 24, Md.)
  • Date of Death: September , 15 , 1815
  • Place of Death (POD): Cecil County , Maryland (US-MD, MD, 24, Md.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Richard Bassett Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Circuit Court for the Third 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?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/20/1801
  • Commission Date: 02/20/1801
  • Date of Termination: 07/01/1802
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Abolition of Court

Richard Bassett in the Law School

  • Name of School: Read law

Richard Bassett Career Path


  • Member, Council of Safety, Dover, Delaware, 1776-1786
  • Delaware State Militia company captain, Dover Light Horse Regiment, 1777-1781
  • Member, Delaware Legislative Council, 1782
  • State representative, Delaware, 1786
  • Delegate, Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787
  • Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1787-1789
  • U.S. senator from Delaware, 1789-1793
  • Chief justice, Delaware Court of Common Pleas, 1793-1799
  • Governor, Delaware, 1799-1801
  • Planter, Cecil County, Maryland, 1802-1815


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  • Article Name: Richard Bassett
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  • Description: Biography of Richard Bassett Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Bassett First Name: Richard Date of Birth: April , 2 [...]

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