William Peter Van Ness

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William Peter Van Ness
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   James Madison
Active:   4/9/1814-9/6/1926
Preceded by:   3 Stat. 120
Succeeded by:   Samuel Rossiter Betts
Past post:   District of New York
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Columbia College (1797)
Law School:   Read Law (1800)

William Peter Van Ness was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New York. He was nominated by President James Madison on May 25, 1812. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 1812, and received commission on May 27, 1812. He was reassigned on April 9, 1814.

He was reassigned to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 9, 1814. He served until his death on September 6, 1826.[1] Van Ness was succeeded in this position by Samuel Rossiter Betts.

Early life and education

  • Columbia College, 1797
  • Read law, 1800[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New York City, 1800-1801
  • Private practice, Albany, New York, 1801-
  • Private practice, Hudson, New York
  • Private practice, New York City, -1812[1]

Judicial career

District of New York

Van Ness was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New York. He was nominated by President James Madison on May 25, 1812. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 1812, and received commission on May 27, 1812. He was reassigned on April 9, 1814.

Southern District of New York

Van Ness was reassigned to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 9, 1814. He served until his death on September 6, 1826.[1] Van Ness was succeeded in this position by Samuel Rossiter Betts.

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
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Southern District of New York
1814–1826
Succeeded by:
Samuel Rossiter Betts