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Gaston, William

Born: 1778 AD
Died: 1844 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Jurist, Politician


1778 - Born on September 19th in Newbern, North Carolina. William Gaston, a prominent attorney, judge, and university trustee.

1791 - He was sent to Georgetown College, his name being the name being inscribed on the roll of the students of that institution.

1796 - He entered Princeton College, New Jersey, where he graduated with first honors.

1798 - Studied law and was admitted to the bar.

1800 - Gaston was elected to the Senate of his native state, although its constitution at the time contained a clause excluding Catholics from office.

1813-1815 - Elected to Congress, his career in Washington was active and brilliant, as one of the influential leaders of Federal party.

1833 - Elevated to the bench of the supreme Court of North Carolina, an office which he held for the remainder of his life.

1844 - Died on January 28th in Raleigh, North Carolina.


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