William TilghmanWilliam Tilghman (August 12, 1756 – April 29, 1827) was an American lawyer, politician, jurist and statesman from Maryland. He served one term each as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and as a state senator, before moving in 1793 to Philadelphia, where he had gone to college. He continued to hold his property of plantation and slaves in Maryland..
After some years of private practice, he was appointed as a justice to the Philadelphia and state courts. In 1805, he was named as Chief Justice on the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, where he served from 1806 to his death in 1827. In 1811, when Tilghman ran for Governor of Pennsylvania, which had abolished slavery in 1780, he began to emancipate his slaves. He was not elected. Provided by Wikipedia
An eulogium in commemoration of Doctor Caspar Wistar : late president of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia
An address delivered before the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture; at its anniversary meeting, January 18, 1820
To the honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled : the memorial of the Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of American Manuf...
Published 1818Contributors: '; “...Tilghman, William, 1756-1827....”
Memorial of the Board of Manufacturers of the Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of American Manufactures
Published 1822Contributors: '; “...Tilghman, William, 1756-1827....”
Report of the judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, of the English statutes which are in force in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania : and of those of the said statutes which,...
Published 1809Contributors: '; “...Tilghman, William, 1756-1827....”
Memorial of the Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of American Manufactures. : March 15, 1824. Read, and referred to the committee of the whole House to which is committed...
Published 1824Contributors: '; “...Tilghman, William, 1756-1827....”
A graphic account of the alarming riots at St. Mary's Church, in April of 1822 : together with the most important extracts from the decisions of chief justices Tilghman, Duncan and...“...Tilghman, William, 1756-1827....”
Digest of select British statutes : comprising those which, according to the report of the judges of the Supreme Court made to the legislature, appear to be in force in Pennsylvani...
Published 1847Contributors: '; “...Tilghman, William, 1756-1827....”