Oil on canvas, 29.5 x 24.5 in., undated, by C. Gregory Stapko (1913-2006),
after original portrait by Charles Willson Peale, 1774
Location: courtroom foyer, right
Born November 27, 1753 in Brunswick County, Virginia
Died January 24, 1799 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Appointed to the General Court by Governor Patrick Henry on April 25, 1785 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Bartholomew Dandridge and became a member, ex-officio, of the Court of Appeals. Elected to the General Court by the General Assembly on November 15, 1785. Service terminated by resignation.
Elected to the Court of Appeals by the General Assembly on November 6, 1793 to fill the vacancy created by the death of James Mercer and began his service on November 12, 1793. Service terminated by resignation.
Attended the College of William and Mary, 1770, circa
Read law with John Tazewell
Other judicial service:
Judge, General Court, 1785-1793
Delegate, Virginia Conventions, 1774-1775
Burgess, Virginia House of Burgesses, 1775-1776
Virginia state delegate, 1776-1785
U.S. senator from Virginia, 1794-1799
Revolutionary War (Cavalry)
Further reading/Research collections
Appointed to the General Court by Governor Patrick Henry in April 1785, finding aid to the Henry Tazewell Papers at the Library of Virginia, retrieved on March 7, 2014; elected by the General Assembly on November 15, 1785, Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1785 Session, 39; elected to the Court of Appeals on November 6, 1793, Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1793 Session, 49; attended William and Mary about 1770, 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), 40; birth, death, education, career, and military service, Tazewell, Henry (1753-1799), Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, retrieved on March 10, 2014; portrait, Library of Virginia portrait files.