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Washington, Bushrod,

1762–1829, American jurist, b. Westmoreland co., Va.; nephew of George WashingtonWashington, George,
1732–99, 1st President of the United States (1789–97), commander in chief of the Continental army in the American Revolution, called the Father of His Country. Early Life

He was born on Feb. 22, 1732 (Feb. 11, 1731, O.S.
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. He was an original member of Phi Beta Kappa at the College of William and Mary, where he was graduated in 1778. Having served (1780–82) in the American Revolution, he was a member of the Virginia house of delegates and of the Virginia convention that adopted (1788) the Constitution. In 1798 he was appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court. He was executor of George Washington's estate and aided John Marshall in writing his biography of Washington. He helped organize the American Colonization SocietyAmerican Colonization Society,
organized Dec., 1816–Jan., 1817, at Washington, D.C., to transport free blacks from the United States and settle them in Africa. The freeing of many slaves, principally by idealists, created a serious problem in that no sound provisions were
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 in 1816.

Washington, Bushrod

(1762–1829) Supreme Court justice; born in Westmoreland County, Va. (nephew of George Washington). He fought in the American Revolution and served the Virginia legislature (1787). President John Adams named him to the U.S. Supreme Court (1798–1829) where he usually concurred with Chief Justice John Marshall's decisions.
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The first president was so punctilious about remaining above the political fray that he refused his nephew, Bushrod Washington, a federal post.
(57) In Corfield, Justice Bushrod Washington listed all of the fundamental rights that had to be equally extended to visitors as they went from state to state.
John Marshall, the court's fourth chief justice, and Bushrod Washington, a nephew of George Washington, studied law under the same man.
Unable to consult personally with his brethren because of the postponement of the Court's next Term, Marshall initiated a correspondence with Justices William Paterson, William Cushing, Bushrod Washington, and Samuel Chase.
(50) See in Table 1 the recess appointments of Thomas Johnson in 1791, John Rutledge (to be Chief Justice) in 1795, Bushrod Washington in 1798, H.
And then there are justices like William Henry Moody, John Blair, Horace Gray, and Bushrod Washington, each perhaps famous in his own time, but none the subject of a biography important enough to land a place in the library's collection.
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They reflected on the passing of Marshall's colleague Justice Bushrod Washington and what might become of his uncle's Presidential papers and whether a response should be mustered up to rumors that Jefferson's soon-to-be published papers might suggest that Quincy was involved in an effort at New England seccession in 1801.
He acquainted Associate Justices Joseph Story and Bushrod Washington with some of the cases that he heard on circuit and collaborated with the latter, who was George Washington's literary executor, in preparing the first president's papers for publication.
One month later, Marshall, using the nom de plume "A Friend of the Union," wrote a long paper supporting the McCulloch decision.(10) Justice Bushrod Washington, another colleague on the Court, had this defense published in the Philadelphia Union on April 24, 1819.(11)
Green won again, in an opinion announced by Virginia Justice Bushrod Washington in the 1823 term, this time mustering the federal Constitution's contracts clause as the source of protection -- the interstate compact was a public contract, and any of its beneficiaries could sue to enforce it.