Baldwin, Henry

Associate Justice

Baldwin was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on January 14, 1780. He graduated from Yale in 1797. He moved to Philadelphia where he read law and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar. In 1816, Baldwin was elected to the House of Representatives. He was forced to resign from the House in 1822 due to ill health. He recovered and returned to his law practice. In 1830 he was appointed to Supreme Court by the President Jackson, where he served for fourteen years until his death on April 21, 1844