Thomas Todd

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Thomas Todd
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #6
Appointed by:   Thomas Jefferson
Active:   3/3/1807-2/7/1826
Preceded by:   New Seat
Succeeded by:   Robert Trimble
Past post:   Kentucky Supreme Court
Past term:   1806-1807
Past post 2:   Kentucky Court of Appeals
Past term 2:   1801-1806
Personal History
Born:   January 23, 1765
Hometown:   King and Queen County, VA
Deceased:   February 7, 1826
Undergraduate:   Washington and Lee University, 1783
Law School:   Read law, 1786
Military service:   Continental Army, 1779, 1781

Thomas Todd was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1807 after a nomination from President Thomas Jefferson. He served the on the court until his death on February 7, 1826. Prior to joining the court, Todd served as a judge on the Kentucky Supreme Court.[1]

Todd was one of three justices nominated to Supreme Court by President Jefferson. He served during The Marshall Court.[2]

Early life and education

Todd received an undergraduate degree from Liberty Hall Academy in 1783. He received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Military service

  • Continental Army, 1779, 1781[1]

Professional career

  • 1806-1807: Chief Justice, Kentucky Supreme Court
  • 1801-1806: Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals
  • 1799-1801: Clerk, Kentucky Court of Appeals
  • 1799: Clerk, Kentucky Constitutional Convention
  • 1792-1801: Clerk, Kentucky House of Representatives
  • 1793-1794: Clerk, Lexington Democratic Society, Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1792: Clerk, Kentucky Constitutional Convention
  • 1789-1792: Clerk, Federal Court for the District of Kentucky
  • 1788-1801: Attorney in private practice, Danville, Kentucky
  • 1784-1792: Clerk, Conventions Seeking Statehood for Kentucky[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Todd was nominated by President Thomas Jefferson on February 28, 1807 to a new seat established by 2 Stat. 420. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1807, and received commission on March 3, 1807. Todd served until his death on February 7, 1826.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Robert Trimble.

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