Born August 20, 1769, in Rockbridge County
Died February 2, 1838, in Stafford County
Appointed by Governor George William Smith on May 11, 1811, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of St. George Tucker and began his service on June 1, 1811. Elected by the General Assembly on December 12, 1811. Service terminated by resignation.
Other judicial service:
Judge, General Court, 1809-1811
Attended the College of William and Mary, 1789
Private practice, Augusta County, 1791-1809, circa
Clerk, District Court for Augusta, Bath, Pendleton, Rockbridge, and Rockingham counties, 1793-1803, circa
Commonwealth’s attorney, Augusta County, 1803-1809
Appointed and elected, 16 Va., xx; resigned, 29 Va., iii; education, A Provisional List of Alumni, Grammar School Students, Members of the Faculty, and Members of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary in Virginia From 1693-1888, (Richmond: Division of Purchase and Printing, 1941), 13; birth, death, and career, Timothy S. Huebner, “John Coalter (1769-1838),” Dictionary of Virginia Biography (1998); portrait, Library of Virginia catalog.