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EWING, Charles, jurist, born in Burlington County, New Jersey, 8 July 1780; died in Trenton, New Jersey, 5 August 1832. He was the son of James Ewing, a Revolutionary patriot, and a commissioner of loans for New Jersey. Charles was graduated with honors at Princeton in 1798, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1802, and practiced successfully in Trenton. In 1812 he became a counselor, and from 1824 till his death was chief justice of New Jersey. His knowledge of law was profound, and he was justly regarded as one of the greatest jurists in the state. He was also prominent in religious matters, and was for many years an elder in the Presbyterian Church.
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