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Richard Law

Biography of Richard Law

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Law
  • First Name: Richard
  • Date of Birth: March , 7 , 1733
  • Place of Birth (POB): Milford , Connecticut (US-CT, CT, 09, Conn., Ct.)
  • Date of Death: January , 26 , 1806
  • Place of Death (POD): New London , Connecticut (US-CT, CT, 09, Conn., Ct.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Richard Law Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: George Washington (
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 09/24/1789
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 1 Stat. 73
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/26/1789
  • Commission Date: 09/26/1789
  • Date of Termination: 01/26/1806
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Richard Law in the Law School

  • Name of School: Yale College
  • Law Degree Year: 1751

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1755

Richard Law Career Path

Employment:

  • Private practice, Milford, Connecticut, 1755-1757
  • Private practice, New London, Connecticut, 1757-1765
  • Justice of the peace, New London, Connecticut, 1765-1775
  • Member, Connecticut General Assembly, 1765-1776
  • Chief judge, New London County [Connecticut] Court, 1773-1784
  • Clerk, Connecticut General Assembly, 1774-1776
  • Assistant, Connecticut General Assembly, 1776-1786
  • Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774, 1776, 1777, 1780-1783
  • Judge, New London [Connecticut] Superior Court, 1784-1789; chief judge, 1786-1789
  • Mayor, New London, Connecticut, 1784-1806

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  • Description: Biography of Richard Law Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Law First Name: Richard Date of Birth: March , 7 , 1733 [...]

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