Henry Baldwin

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Henry Baldwin
Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   Andrew Jackson
Active:   1/6/1830-4/21/1844
Preceded by:   Bushrod Washington
Succeeded by:   Robert Cooper Grier
Personal History
Born:   January 14, 1780
Hometown:   New Haven, CT
Deceased:   April 21, 1844
Undergraduate:   Yale, 1797
Law School:   Read law, 1798

Henry Baldwin was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1830 after a nomination from President Andrew Jackson. Baldwin served until his death on April 21, 1844. Prior to joining the court, Baldwin was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania.[1]

Baldwin was one of seven justices nominate to the Supreme Court by President Jackson, though only six were confirmed. Baldwin served during The Marshall Court and The Taney Court.[2]


Baldwin received a B.A. from Yale College in 1797. He received his legal training from reading law.[1]

Professional career

  • 1817-1822: United States Representative from Pennsylvania
  • 1801-1830: Attorney in private practice and businessman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1799-1801: Deputy State Attorney General in Meadville, Pennsylvania[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Baldwin was nominated by President Andrew Jackson on January 4, 1830, to fill the vacancy left by Justice Bushrod Washington. Baldwin was confirmed by the Senate on January 6, 1830, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on April 21, 1844.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Robert Cooper Grier.

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Bushrod Washington
Supreme Court
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Robert Cooper Grier