George Wythe Biography

Scholar, Judge, Academic (1726–1806)
Georges Wythe is best known for his work as an early American judge and law professor to future presidents, including Thomas Jefferson.


George Wythe was born in 1726 in Elizabeth County, Virginia. Wythe became a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He was one of the first American judges to void a law deemed unconstitutional, and later trained Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall as a professor of law.

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