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BALDWIN, Henry, jurist, born in New Haven, Connecticut, 14 January 1780; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 April 1844. He was graduated at Yale College in 1797, studied law, and became a prominent member of the bar. Removing to Pennsylvania, he settled at Pittsburghh, and in 1817 was sent to congress as a federalist, and was twice reelected. He resigned in 1822, and in 1830 was made justice of the United States Supreme Court. In the same year Yale College gave him the degree of LL.D. He was the author of " A General View of the Origin and Nature of the Constitution and Government of the United States " (Philadelphia, 1837).
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