Paul Carrington, August 30, 1779–January 1, 1807

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Born March 5, 1733 in Cumberland County, Virginia.
Died June 22, 1818 in Charlotte County, Virginia.

Elected to the General Court by the General Assembly on January 23, 1778 and became a member, ex-officio, of the Court of Appeals when it met for the first time on August 30, 1779. Elected to the Court of Appeals when it was reorganized as a separate entity and began his service on that court on June 20, 1789. Service terminated by resignation.

Read law with Clement Read, Lunenburg County Clerk of Court

Other judicial service:
Judge, General Court, 1778-1788 (Chief Judge, 1780-1788)

Professional career:
Private practice of law in Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1755-1778, circa
King’s attorney, Bedford, Charlotte, Lunenburg, and Mecklenburg counties, 1756, circa
Burgess, Virginia House of Burgesses, 1765-1776
Clerk, Halifax County, Virginia, 1772-1776
Chair, Charlotte County Committee of Safety, 1775
Delegate, Virginia Conventions, 1775-1776
Virginia Committee of Safety, 1775-1776
Virginia state senator, 1776-1778
Founding trustee, Hampden-Sydney College

Further reading/Research collections

Elected and resigned, 4 Call (8 Va.), 633; birth, education, and career, transcript of memorial and tablet presentation on March 10, 1930, published in 153 Va., xi-xiv; and John G. Deal, “Paul Carrington (1733-1818),” Dictionary of Virginia Biography (1998). See also, Henry C. Riely, “Paul Carrington,” Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar Association, v. 39 (Richmond, Va.), 450-464.