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Did You Know...

Before They Were Justices…


Prior to becoming a Supreme Court Justice, Thomas Todd practiced law specializing in land and title claims. Although a native of Virginia, he relocated to what would become the state of Kentucky. He served as a clerk of Kentucky’s new legislature in 1792 and was selected as the chief clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1799. It was in this capacity that he recorded this mortgage deed. In 1801, Todd was appointed as a judge to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and in 1806, he was elevated to chief judge. On March 3, 1807, President Thomas Jefferson nominated Todd to the Supreme Court of the United States. Todd was the first Justice appointed from a state west of the Appalachians and served on the Court for 18 years until his death on February 7, 1826.

 

Deed of Mortgage signed by Thomas Todd, February 26, 1801.
Deed of Mortgage signed by Thomas Todd, February 26, 1801.
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