John Blair

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Born 
Friday, January 4, 1732
Died 
Sunday, August 31, 1800
Childhood Location 
Virginia
Childhood Surroundings 
Virginia
Position 
Associate Justice
Seat 
6
Nominated By 
Washington
Commissioned on 
Wednesday, September 30, 1789
Sworn In 
Tuesday, February 2, 1790
Left Office 
Sunday, October 25, 1795
Reason For Leaving 
Resigned
Length of Service 
5 years, 8 months, 23 days
Home 
Virginia
John Blair
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Biography 

John Blair, Jr. was a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention. He served on the committee that drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Constitution. He as appointed a state judge in 1777. Blair was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, but he never made a speech. President George Washington appointed Blair one of the original justices of the Supreme Court. He served during a period when the Court handed down few important decisions. Blair left no mark -- for good or for ill -- on the nation's jurisprudence.

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John Blair. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 10 November 2014. <http://www.oyez.org/justices/john_blair>.
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