Speech of George Chambers, on the Judicial Tenure. Delivered in the Convention of Pennsylvania, on the 2d November, 1837.
Speech given by jurist George Chambers (1786-1866) at Pennsylvania’s 1837-1838 Constitutional Convention. “In 1836 Chambers’s constituency asked him to represent Franklin County as a member of the convention to amend Pennsylvania’s constitution. When work began in 1837 Chambers was appointed a member of the subcommittee to revise the constitution’s judicial article. Believing that the judiciary should remain appointed, therefore impartial and independent, he argued eloquently for that cause…. [Chambersburg’s perennial public servant ... a leading member of his bar, a business entrepreneur, a congressman, and a judge.” (ANB)
Description: Speech of George Chambers, on the Judicial Tenure. Delivered in the Convention of Pennsylvania, on the 2d November, 1837.
Chambersburg, PA.: J. Pritts, Printer, 1838. 36 pages. 8 x 5 inches. Pamphlet; removed; mild foxing. Very Good.