Removal of Federal Judges on address of Congress.
AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.
"The amendment, sir, is to place the judiciary of the United States on the same foundation that the British judiciary are placed by their laws; by enabling the President, on the joint address of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, to remove a judge."
[ABRIDGMENT OF THE DEBATES OF CONGRESS, FROM 1789 TO 1856. FROM GALES AND SEATON'S ANNALS OF CONGRESS; FROM THEIR REGISTER OF DEBATES; AND FROM THE OFFICIAL REPORTED DEBATES BY JOHN C. RIVES. BY THE AUTHOR OF THE THIRTY YEARS' VIEW. VOL. IV. NEW YORK: D. APPLETON & COMPANY 346 & 348 BROADWAY. 1857. Pg. 351]
(Robert Wright, (Nov. 20, 1752 – Sept. 7, 1826), studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1773. He served in the Maryland militia during the American Revolutionary War as private, lieutenant, and captain. After the war, he served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1784 to 1786, and as a member of the Maryland State Senate in 1801. Wright was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate on November 19, 1801, for the term commencing March 4, 1801. He resigned from the Senate on Nov. 12, 1806. After HAVING been elected the 12th Governor of Maryland, serving from 1806 to 1809. After his tenure as Governor, he was elected to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses to fill a vacancy. He was then re-elected to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses, serving from Nov. 29, 1810, to March 3, 1817. And then elected to the Seventeenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1821 to March 3, 1823. In later life, Wright served as district judge of the lower Eastern Shore district of Maryland from 1823 until his death).