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

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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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creatorOf Boggs family. Boggs family papers, 1737-1950. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873. Papers, 1820-1893. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wright family. Papers, 1785-1902 (bulk 1809-1876). Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842. Political papers, 1761-1926. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850. Garret D. Wall collection, 1699-1909 (bulk 1807-1850) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts (continuation record), 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
creatorOf Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864. Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia], to Garret D. Wall, 1831 Jul. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cummins, George W. (George Wyckoff), b. 1865. Collection, 1762-1893. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850. Letters, 1745-1845. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850. Papers, 1836-1856. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
referencedIn Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995, (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Eastburn, Walter N.,. Collection, 1743-1956. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873. Peter D. Vroom papers, 1783-1891. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Philhower, Charles A. (Charles Alpaugh), 1878-1962,. Charles A. Philhower collection, 16-- - 19--. Rutgers University
referencedIn Lane, Wheaton J.,. Collection of historical correspondence, 1796-1897. Rutgers University
creatorOf Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850. Papers, 1785-1870 (bulk 1807-1850). Rutgers University
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Thomson, Jacob Stern, 1772-1831. Papers, 1765-1844. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873. Papers, 1805-1870. Rutgers University
referencedIn Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873. Papers, 1744-1873. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Boggs family. Papers, 1737-1942. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850. Garret D. Wall papers, 1809-1841. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Coxe, Richard S. (Richard Smith), 1792-1865. Letter : Georgetown, D.C., to Garret D. Wall, Trenton, N.J., 1822 Jan. 13. George Washington University
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850. Letters, 1745-1845. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Wawa, Inc. Historical collection, 1737-1965. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850. Garret D. Wall correspondence, 1835 December 29. Library of Congress
referencedIn Clark family. Papers, 1776-1931 (bulk 1785-1895). Rutgers University
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associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Arnold, Robert, fl. 1830. person
associatedWith Bank of New Brunswick. corporateBody
associatedWith Bell, Andrew, 1757-1843 person
associatedWith Belleville, Nicholas Jacques Emanuel de, ca. 1752-1831 person
associatedWith Bloomfield, Joseph, 1753-1823 person
associatedWith Boggs family. family
associatedWith Boggs family. family
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Carson, Marian S., person
associatedWith Carson, Marian S., person
associatedWith Carson, Marian S., collector. person
associatedWith Clark family. family
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. person
associatedWith Condit, Silas, 1778-1861 person
associatedWith Coxe, Richard S. (Richard Smith), 1792-1865. person
associatedWith Cummins, George W. (George Wyckoff), b. 1865. person
associatedWith Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864. person
associatedWith Dayton, Aaron Ogden, 1796-1858 person
associatedWith Dayton, William L. (William Lewis), 1807-1864 person
associatedWith Deare, Lewis, 1780?-1817 person
associatedWith Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. person
associatedWith Eastburn, Walter N., person
associatedWith Elmer, Lucius Q.C. (Lucius Quincius Cincinnatus), 1793-1883 person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Ewing, Charles, 1780-1832 person
associatedWith Fenton, Daniel, d. 1845 person
associatedWith Ford, Gordon L., fl. 1841. person
associatedWith Frelinghuysen, Theodore, 1787-1862 person
associatedWith Giles, James, 1759-1825 person
associatedWith Griffith, William, 1766-1826 person
associatedWith Haines, Daniel, 1801-1877 person
associatedWith Holcombe, George person
associatedWith Hunterdon County Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ingham, Samuel D. (Samuel Delucenna), 1779-1860. person
associatedWith Kirkpatrick, Littleton, 1797-1859 person
associatedWith Lane, Wheaton J., person
associatedWith Maclean, John, 1800-1886 person
associatedWith McIlvaine, Joseph, 1769-1826 person
associatedWith McIntyre, Archibald, fl. 1810. person
associatedWith Murat, Lucien, 1803-1878 person
associatedWith New Jersey. Court of Chancery. corporateBody
associatedWith New Jersey. Court of Common Pleas (Hunterdon County) corporateBody
associatedWith New Jersey. Court of Errors and Appeals. corporateBody
associatedWith New Jersey Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith New Jersey. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Parker, James, 1776-1868 person
associatedWith Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. person
associatedWith Pearce, John, fl. 1832. person
associatedWith Pennington, William S. (William Sandford), 1757-1826 person
associatedWith Philhower, Charles A. (Charles Alpaugh), 1878-1962, person
associatedWith Potts, Stacy G. (Stacy Gardner), 1799-1865 person
associatedWith Rhea, Jonathan. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry D. (Henry Darwin), 1808-1866. person
associatedWith Rutgers College. Peithessophian Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Ryall, Daniel B., fl. 1832. person
associatedWith Schenck, Abraham Voorhees, 1821-1902 person
associatedWith Scott, Joseph Warren, 1778-1871 person
associatedWith Seeley, Elias Pettit, 1791-1846 person
associatedWith Sherrerd, John M. (John Maxwell), 1794-1871 person
associatedWith Smock, Barnes I. person
associatedWith Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842 person
associatedWith Stockton, Richard, 1764-1828 person
associatedWith Sykes, George, 1802-1880 person
associatedWith Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864. person
associatedWith Ten Eyck, John C. (John Conover), 1814-1879. person
associatedWith Thomson, Jacob Stern, 1772-1831. person
associatedWith Trenton (N.J. : Township). Township Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Tucker, Ebenezer, 1758-1845 person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Naval Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court corporateBody
associatedWith Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873 person
associatedWith Wall, James W. (James Walter), 1820-1872. person
associatedWith Wawa, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Whig Party (N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith Williamson, Isaac H. (Isaac Halsted), 1767-1844. person
associatedWith Wood, George, fl. 1827. person
associatedWith Wright family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Wisconsin--Madison
United States
New York (State)
Trenton (N.J.)
New Jersey
Michigan
Essex County (N.J.)
New Jersey
Burlington (N.J.)
New Jersey
Middlesex County (N.J.)
Mercer County (N.J.)
Perth Amboy (N.J.)
United States
Burlington (N.J.)
Washington (D.C.)
New Jersey
Mercer County (N.J.)
New Jersey
Trenton (N.J.)
New Jersey
Burlington County (N.J.)
New York (State)
Elizabeth (N.J.)
United States
Hunterdon County (N.J.)
New Brunswick (N.J.)
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Presidents--Election--1840
Mines and Mineral Resources
Carriages and carts--Accidents
Debtor and creditor
Real estate investment
Coal mines and mining
Lawyers
Court records
Speculation
Practice of law
Occupation
Army officers
Lawyers
Legislators
Senators, U.S. Congress--New Jersey
Politicians--New Jersey
Lawyers--New Jersey
Jurists
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Birth 1783-03-10

Death 1850-11-22

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