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Paterson, William

Syllabification: Pat·er·son, William
Pronunciation: /ˈpatərsən
 
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Definition of Paterson, William in English:

(1745–1806), US Supreme Court associate justice 1793–1806; born in Ireland. A US senator 1789–90 and governor of New Jersey 1790–93, he was appointed to the Court by President Washington.

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