Oliver Ellsworth

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  • Birth of Oliver Ellsworth

    Oliver Ellswoth was born to Capt. David and Jemima Ellsworth in Windsor, CT on April 26, 1745
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    The life of Oiver Ellsworth

  • Gradurated from Yale college and Princeton college

    Oliver attended Yale collge (now known as Yale university) then transfered to Princeton college in 1766
  • Married Abigail Wolcott

    Ellsowrth married Abigail in the year 1772
  • Became a lawyer

    In 1773 Oliver quickly became one of the most powerful political figures and succesful laywers in Connecticut
  • Became Connecticut's state attorney

    In 1777, Oliver became Connecticut's state attorney for Hartford County
  • Joined the Committee of Appeals

    Joined the Commitee of Appeals. (can be described as a forerunner of the Federal Supreme Court)
  • End of his six annual terms in the Continental Congress

    Ellsworth resigned from the Continental Congress
  • Judiciary Act of 1789

    Ellsworth was the principle author of the Judiciary Act of 1789 which shaped the Supreme Court
  • Chief justice of the United States

    President George Washington nominated Ellsworth as Chief Justice of the United States
  • Death

    Oliver Ellsworth died in Windsor, Ct on November 26, 1807