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William Cranch

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Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
葬于 Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
直接亲属

父母:Richard CranchMary Smith
妻子:Anna Cranch
子女:John Cranch; Margaret Dawes Brooks; William Greenleaf Cranch; Richard Cranch; Anne Allen Cranch另外6个
兄弟姐妹:Elizabeth Cranch; Joseph CranchLucy Cranch

Occupation: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
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About William Cranch

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...William Cranch (July 17, 1769 – September 1, 1855) was an American judge and the second reporter of decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States..."

"...Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, he was a nephew of Abigail Adams. His father was Richard Cranch, an English-born clockmaker and Massachusetts legislator and his mother was Mary Smith, the elder sister of Abigail Smith Adams, wife of John Adams, the second President of the United States. William Cranch graduated from Harvard College with honors in 1787 and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1790..."

"...Cranch died in Washington, D.C., aged 86..."

"...William Cranch's daughter Abigail Adams Cranch married William Greenleaf Eliot. William Eliot and Abigail Cranch were the parents of Henry Ware Eliot and the grandparents of T. S. Eliot..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'William Cranch', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 June 2011, 19:57 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Cranch&oldid=432731873> [accessed 15 August 2011]


William Cranch (July 17, 1769 – September 1, 1855) was an American judge and the second reporter of decisions of the United States Supreme Court.

Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, he was a nephew of Abigail Adams. His father was Richard Cranch, an English-born clockmaker and his mother was Mary Smith, the elder sister of Abigail Smith Adams, wife of John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States.

At the time, the reporter was an unofficial post and he used his own funds to produce the reports. Cranch took on the responsibility because of his respect for precedent. He was slow in producing his reports of cases and their accuracy was questioned.

When a land speculation bankrupted him, his uncle John Adams rescued him by appointing him to be judge of the District of Columbia circuit court, where he served until his death. In his role as Chief Judge of this court he swore in two presidents, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore, who each assumed the presidency upon the death of their predecessor.

Cranch, like William Marbury, was one of the "Midnight Judges" appointed under the Judiciary Act of 1801 that led to the Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison. During his tenure on the court, Cranch published a biography of Adams, and was a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He died in Washington, D.C., aged 86.

William Cranch's daughter Abigail Adams Cranch married William Greenleaf Eliot. Eliot and Cranch were the parents of Henry Ware Eliot and the grandparents of T. S. Eliot.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cranch

Cranch, William (1769-1855) — of District of Columbia. Born in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Mass., July 17, 1769. Nephew by marriage of John Adams; first cousin of John Quincy Adams. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1801, 1806. Died September 1, 1855 in Washington, District of Columbia. Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Parents: Richard Cranch, Mary Smith

Spouse: Anna Greenleaf

Born: 3 Jun 1772 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Died: 16 Sep 1842 in Washington, District Of Columbia

Marriage: 6 Apr 1795 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Children ,Sex ,Birth

William Greenleaf Cranch M 11 Jan 1796

Richard Cranch M 26 Jun 1797

Anne Allen Cranch F 28 Apr 1799

Mary Cranch F 26 Sep 1801

Elizabeth Eliot Cranch F 8 Feb 1805 Edit

John Cranch M 2 Feb 1807 in Washington D.C.

Edward Pope Cranch M 29 May 1809 Edit

Christopher Pearse Cranch M 8 Mar 1813 in Alexandria, Virginia

Virginia Cranch F Jan 1815 Edit

Abigail Adams Cranch F 20 Feb 1817 in Alexandria, Virginia

Margaret Dawes Cranch F 15 Apr 1819

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William Cranch's Timeline

1769
1769年7月17日
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1787
1787年
17岁
Harvard University, with honors
1796
1796年1月11日
26岁
1797
1797年6月26日
27岁
1799
1799年4月28日
29岁
1801
1801年9月26日
32岁
1805
1805年2月8日
35岁
1807
1807年2月2日
37岁
Washington DC
1809
1809年5月29日
39岁