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Baldwin, Henry

Born: 1780 AD
Died: 1844 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1797 - Born on the 14th of January.

1779 - Baldwin received a doctor of laws degree from Yale University.

1816 - He was elected to Congress as a Democratic-Republican, representing Pennsylvania, but resigned after six years because of his declining health and failing finances.

1828 - He strongly supported the election of Andrew Jackson in the election.

1829 - Jackson nominated Baldwin to the Supreme Court.

1831 - Baldwin considered resigning. In a letter to President Jackson, he complained about the Court’s extension of its powers.

1835 - Baldwin was at Marshall's bedside when the old Chief Justice died.

1837 - Justice Baldwin authored a treatise titled A General View of the Origin and Nature of the Constitution and Government of the United States: Deduced from the Political History and Condition of the Colonies and States.

1844 - Justice Baldwin suffered from paralysis in later years and died on the 21st of April aged 64.


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