Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850

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Birth 1783-03-10
Death 1850-11-22

Biographical notes:

Garret Dorset Wall was born in Middletown Township, New Jersey, on March 10, 1783. At the age of 15, Garret Wall moved to Trenton, and became a student-at-law in the office of General Jonathan Rhea, who was the clerk of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wall studied common law, focusing on the areas of real estate, inheritance, and titles. When he turned 21, Wall was licensed as an attorney and began practice in Trenton. Wall served during the War of 1812, commanding the Phoenix Infantry Corps, a volunteer militia unit from Trenton. After he returned from the war, Wall completed his term in the New Jersey Supreme Court, and attained the rank of Sergeant-at-Law. In 1822, he was elected to the lower branch of the New Jersey State Legislature, representing Hunterdon County. In 1829, Wall was elected by the Legislature to the position of Governor of the State of New Jersey. He declined the election and did not serve. President Jackson nominated Wall to United States District Attorney for New Jersey instead, and he served until he was elected to the United States Senate in 1834, where he served until he was defeated for reelection in 1841. In 1848, Wall was made a judge of the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals, where he remained until he died on November 22, 1850.

From the description of Garret D. Wall papers, 1809-1841. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 53141597

Lawyer, state legislator and U.S. Senator, of Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey.

From the description of Papers, 1785-1870 (bulk 1807-1850). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122374185

Lawyer, army officer, jurist, and U.S. senator from New Jersey.

From the description of Garret D. Wall correspondence, 1835 December 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981297

Attorney and U.S. senator, 1835-1841; from Burlington (Burlington Co.), N.J.

From the description of Letters, 1745-1845. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20460626

From the description of Letters, 1745-1845. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154271011

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  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Trenton (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • Essex County (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Burlington (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Middlesex County (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Mercer County (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Perth Amboy (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Burlington (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Mercer County (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Trenton (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Burlington County (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Elizabeth (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Hunterdon County (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • New Brunswick (N.J.) (as recorded)