Historical Collection
Chief Justice Frederick Nash

Frederick Nash, The Fourth Chief Justice

Born: 9 Feb 1781, Governor’s Palace,
     New Bern, NC
Died: 5 Dec 1858
Buried: Presbyterian Church, Hillsborough, NC
Education: Rev. Henry Patillo,
     Rev. Thomas Irving,
     Princeton College
Read Law: Edward Harris
Admitted: 1801
Opened law school: 1841
House of Commons: New Bern 1804, 1805, 
     Orange Co. 1814, 1816, 1817, 
     Hillsborough 1828, 1829
Elected to Superior Court: 1818
Resigned: 1826
Elected to Superior Court: 1836
Elected to Supreme Court: 1844
Named Chief Justice: 1852
Died in office: 1858
Preceded by:
Associate Justice: William Gaston
Chief Justice: Thomas Ruffin
Succeeded by:
Associate Justice: William H. Battle
Chief Justice: Richmond Pearson
Number of Opinions:
670 Majority
3 Dissenting
2 Concurring
675 Total

 

 

 
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