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Fletcher, William Asa, 1788-1852

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1788 - 1852

William Asa Fletcherwas an American jurist. Born in Plymouth, New Hampshire, he was a merchant in Salem, Michigan and then studied law in Esperance, New York. In 1820, Fletcher moved to Detroit, Michigan Territory and was admitted to the Michigan bar. He was appointed judge for Wayne County, Michigan Territory and served as Michigan territorial attorney general. From 1830 to 1832, Fletcher served on the Michigan Territorial Council. Fletcher was appointed the first chief justice of Michigan Supreme Court, when Michigan was admitted to the union in 1837. He retired in 1842 and died in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Asa William Fletcher letter

Mss 816372
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 816372
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William Asa Fletcher letter

Mss 814461
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 814461
Scope and Contents Letter from William Asa Fletcher of Boston, Massachusetts to Samuel Fletcher, advising his brother to spend the last year of study in Boston if he can afford it.

William Asa Fletcher letter

Mss 816310.2
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Identifier: Mss 816310.2
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William Asa Fletcher letter

Mss 815628
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815628
Overview In English.

William Asa Fletcher letter

Mss 816512
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 816512
Overview In English.