Peter Vivian Daniel

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Peter Vivian Daniel
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Martin Van Buren
Active:   3/3/1841-5/31/1860
Preceded by:   Philip Pendelton Barbour
Succeeded by:   Samuel Freeman Miller
Past post:   Eastern District of Virginia
Past term:   4/19/1836-3/3/1841
Personal History
Born:   April 24, 1784
Hometown:   Stafford County, VA
Deceased:   May 31, 1860
Law School:   Read law, 1808

Peter Vivian Daniel (1784-1860) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the Supreme Court in 1841 after a nomination from President Martin Van Buren. Barbour served on the Supreme Court until his death on May 31, 1860.

Interestingly, Daniel succeeded Philip Pendelton Barbour on both the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Supreme Court.[1]

Daniel was one of two justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Van Buren. He served during The Taney Court.[2]

Education

Daniel attended Princeton University and received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

  • 1818-1835: Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
  • 1812-1835: Member, Virginia Privy Council
  • 1809-1812: Member, Virginia House of Delegates
  • 1808: Attorney in private practice in Richmond, Virginia[1]

Federal judicial career

Supreme Court

Daniel was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Martin Van Buren on February 26, 1841, to fill the seat vacated by Justice Philip Pendelton Barbour. Daniel was confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1841, and received commission the next day. He served until his death on May 31, 1860.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Samuel Freeman Miller.

Eastern District of Virginia

Daniel was nominated to the Eastern District of Virginia by President Andrew Jackson on April 6, 1836. Daniel was confirmed by the Senate on April 19, 1836, and received commission the next day. He served until his nomination to the Supreme Court on March 3, 1841.[1] He was succeeded to this post by John Young Mason.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Philip Pendelton Barbour
Eastern District of Virginia
1836–1841
Succeeded by:
John Young Mason
Preceded by:
Philip Pendelton Barbour
Supreme Court
1841–1860
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Samuel Freeman Miller



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