|Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court|
From: March 4, 1793 – September 9, 1806
|Successor||Henry Brockholst Livingston|
|2nd Governor of New Jersey|
From: October 29, 1790 – March 30, 1793
|Former U.S. Senator from New Jersey|
From: March 4, 1789 – November 13, 1790
William Paterson (December 24, 1745 – September 9, 1806) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in addition to being a New Jersey statesman and a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, where he proposed the New Jersey Plan.
Patterson was one of the authors of the Judiciary Act of 1789 - which created the federal legal structure he would soon be a part of. On the Supreme Court, his role as a framer gave credence to what he cited as the original intent of the drafters of the Constitution.
- William Paterson (English) (HTML). Oyez. Chicago-Kent School of Law.
- William Paterson - Jersey, Court, Supreme, Constitution, Congress, and Created (English) (HTML). law.jrank.