John Sloss Hobart

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John Sloss Hobart
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Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New York
In office
April 12, 1798 – February 4, 1805
Appointed byJohn Adams
Preceded byRobert Troup
Succeeded byMatthias B. Tallmadge
United States Senator
from New York
In office
January 11, 1798 – April 16, 1798
Preceded byPhilip Schuyler
Succeeded byWilliam North
Personal details
Born
John Sloss Hobart

(1738-05-06)May 6, 1738
Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British America
DiedFebruary 4, 1805(1805-02-04) (aged 66)
New York City, New York
Resting placeTrinity Church Cemetery
New York City, New York
Political partyFederalist
EducationYale University

John Sloss Hobart (May 6, 1738 – February 4, 1805) was a United States Senator from New York and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New York.

Education and career[edit]

Born on May 6, 1738, in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony, British America,[1] Hobart graduated from Yale University in 1757.[1] He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York.[2] He was a member of the Committee of Correspondence in 1774.[2] He was a deputy to the Provincial Convention in 1775.[2] He was a deputy to the Provincial Congress of New York from 1775 to 1777.[1] He was a member of the Council of Safety in 1777.[2] He was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature of New York from 1777 to 1798.[1] He was a member of the Hartford Convention of 1780.[2] He was a member of the New York convention which ratified the United States Constitution in 1788.[2]

Congressional service[edit]

Hobart was elected to the United States Senate from New York as a Federalist in 1798 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Senator Philip Schuyler and served from January 11 to April 16, 1798, when he resigned to accept a federal judicial post.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Hobart was nominated by President John Adams on April 11, 1798, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New York vacated by Judge Robert Troup.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 12, 1798, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on February 4, 1805, due to his death in New York City, New York.[1] He was interred in Trinity Church Cemetery in New York City.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g John Sloss Hobart at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h United States Congress. "John Sloss Hobart (id: H000661)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Sources[edit]

U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Philip Schuyler
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New York
1798
Succeeded by
William North
Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Troup
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New York
1798–1805
Succeeded by
Matthias B. Tallmadge