John Louis Taylor

John Louis Taylor

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Louis Taylor was an American jurist and first Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Born in London, he is the only foreign-born Chief Justice in state history. He was brought to America at the age of 12 and attended William and Mary College. Taylor was elected to represent Fayetteville, North Carolina in the North Carolina House of Commons in 1792, 1794 and 1795. He became a state Superior Court judge in 1798 and turned over most of his law practice to his brother-in-law, young William Gaston, who later became a North Carolina Supreme Court judge and U.S. Congressman. Before 1818, several North Carolina Superior Court judges met en banc twice each year, to review appeals and disputes from their own trial courts. This was eventually called the "Supreme Court." Taylor sat as part of this Court often and in 1810 was chosen as its Chief Justiceshow more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135762141
  • 9786135762143