Paterson, William, 1745-1806

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Patterson immigrated from Ireland as a child, and practiced law from 1769. He was attorney general of New Jersey (1776-1783), a member of the Constitutional Convention (1787), and associate justice of the Supreme Court (1793-1806).

From the description of Letters to George Simpson, 1796, 1806. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339803

William Paterson (1745-1806), was a prominent New Jersey attorney, senator (1789), and governor (1791) who became an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court (1793).

From the description of The William Paterson papers, 1689-1841 (bulk 1745-1806) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71039882

Governor of New Jersey and U.S. senator and supreme court justice.

From the description of Papers, 1776-1833. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70954951

Paterson was a member of the Constitutional Convention and a signer; also governor of New Jersey, Associate Justice on Supreme Court.

From the description of DS, 1795 March 13. : Covenant. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13858699

Paterson was a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Governor of New Jersey, 1790-1793, and an Associate Justice of the United State Supreme Court, 1793-1806.

From the description of [Letter] 1803 Jul. 12 [to] George Simpson, cashier of the Bank of the U.S. / Wm. Paterson. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 314413422

William Paterson (1745-1806) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1793 to 1806. He had previously served as Governor of New Jersey from 1790-1793, U.S. Senator from New Jersey from 1789-1790, and a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, where he was one of the original signers of the U.S. Constitution.

From the description of William Paterson docket, 1785-1788. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 53141770

Born in Ireland in 1745, William Paterson's parents brought him to America a few years later. There he grew up in Princeton and attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1769 and went into private practice in Raritan, New Jersey. He later served as secretary to New Jersey's Provincial Congress before being named Attorney General in 1776, a position to which he served until 1783. Between 1780 and 1781 he served as a member of the Continental Congress. He was elected to the U.S. Senate from 1789-1790 and then became Governor of New Jersey until 1793. In 1793 he was appointed Justice of the United States Supreme Court until his death in 1806.

From the description of William Paterson papers, 1745-1883. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 53034637

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creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. Letters to George Simpson, 1796, 1806. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. William Paterson docket, 1785-1788. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Thomson, Jacob Stern, 1772-1831. Papers, 1765-1844. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Parker, James, 1725-1797. New Jersey manuscripts, 1669-1840. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Garretson family. Quick-Garretson families' papers, 1763-1868. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Pendleton, Nathaniel, 1756-1821. Letter to Anthony Walton White [manuscript] 1793 May 3. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bell, Andrew, 1757-1843. Andrew Bell Papers, 1745-1866, 1770-1820. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Thomson, Jacob Stern, 1772-1831. Jacob Stern Thomson papers, 1765-1844. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. William Paterson papers, 1745-1883. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn New Brunswick Bridge Company. Records, 1790-1875 (inclusive). Rutgers University
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927,. Autograph collection, ca. 1663-1890. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822. Pierce Butler papers, 1779-1787. Library of Congress
referencedIn Parker family. Papers, 1680-1936. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. Papers, 1776-1833. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1817-1899. William Paterson papers, [ca. 1833-1897]. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Stevens family. Stevens family papers, 1663-1959. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. Paterson family papers, 1750-1867. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Scott, Austin, 1848-1922. Papers, 1865-1937, 1871-1922 (bulk). Rutgers University
referencedIn Theodoric and John B. Romeyn letters, 1767-1824 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. A clioscopic oration : manuscript, 1763. Princeton University Library
referencedIn New Jersey. Legislature. General Assembly. New Jersey Legislature Records, 1751-1808. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Blauvelt, Abraham, 1764-1838. Quick-Garretson family papers, 1745-1904 1765-1867. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Scott, Moses, 1738-1821. Papers, 1748-1804 (bulk 1774-1804). Rutgers University
referencedIn Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995, (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Parker family (Perth Amboy, N.J.). Parker family papers, 1676-1946 1760-1820. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts (continuation record), 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
referencedIn Carson, Marian S.,. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995 (bulk 1700-1876) Library of Congress
referencedIn Nelson, William, 1847-1914. Papers, 1690-1875. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. DS, 1795 March 13. : Covenant. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Chew family. Papers, 1735-1796. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. Papers, 1783-1804. [microform]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. [Letter] 1803 Jul. 12 [to] George Simpson, cashier of the Bank of the U.S. / Wm. Paterson. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Eastburn, Walter N.,. Collection, 1743-1956. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. The William Paterson papers, 1689-1841 (bulk 1745-1806) William Paterson University of New Jersey, David and Lorraine Cheng Library
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. New Jersey legislative minute books, 1751-1808. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Paterson, William, 1745-1806. A cliosophic oration : manuscript, 1763 / by William Paterson. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers College Office of the President (Austin Scott), 1865-1937 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Paterson, William,. Papers, 1833-1897. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Aaron, Samuel, 1800-1865. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1664-1956. New Jersey Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Wyckoff, Lena. person
associatedWith Wyckoff, Maria. person
associatedWith Wyckoff, Peter, 1741-1803. person
associatedWith Wyckoff, Simon. person
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Perth Amboy (N.J.)
United States
New Jersey--New Brunswick
New Jersey
United States
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey--New Brunswick
United States
United States
New Jersey--Princeton
New Jersey--Princeton
New Jersey
New York (State)
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Maritime law--18th century--Sources
Lawyers--Sources
Judges--Sources
Councils and synods, Provincial New Jersey
Practice of law
Court records--18th century
Discoveries in geography--American
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--18th century
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Legislators--United States
Lawyers--New Jersey
Legislators
Lawyers--New Jersey--New Brunswick
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Judges
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Birth 1745-12-24

Death 1806-09-09

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