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Bushrod Washington

  • Birth 5 Jun 1762 Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 26 Nov 1829 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 5660

US Supreme Court Justice. Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, he was the nephew of the first President of the United States, George Washington. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1778 and enlisted in the Continental Army near the end of the Revolution and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. After the War, he resumed his law studies in the Philadelphia and began a private law practice in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1787, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and served as a delegate to the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution in 1788. He was serving as a reporter for the Court of Appeals when President John Adams nominated him to the Supreme Court of the United States on December 19, 1798. He served on the Supreme Court for thirty years, until his death at age 67 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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  • Added: 10 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5660
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bushrod Washington (5 Jun 1762–26 Nov 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5660, citing Mount Vernon Estate, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .