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Henry Marchant.

Henry Marchant (April 9, 1741 – August 30, 1796) was an American lawyer from Newport, Rhode Island. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779 and endorsed the Articles of Confederation for Rhode Island. He served as a U.S. circuit and district judge for United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island from 1790 until 1796. The Henry Marchant Farm is located in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Notable case decisions

  • West v. Barnes (1791), the first case appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court

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Preceded by
(new seat)
Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
1790-1796
Succeeded by
Benjamin Bourne
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