Henry Wheaton Edit Profile
Graduate Rhode Island College: (now Brown U.), 1802, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1819. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Hamilton College, 1843, Harvard, 1845.
Admitted to Rhode Island bar, 1806. Editor National Advocate, 1812-1815. Division judge advisory United States Army, 1814-1815.
Appointed justice Marine Court. New York City, 1815-1819. Reporter Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1816-1827.
Member of New York State Constitutional Conv, 1821. Elected to New York Assembly, 1823. United States charge d’affaires to Denmark under President John Quincy Adams, 1827-1834.
Charge d’affaires at Berlin at request of Prussia, 1835-1837. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia, 1837-1846. Returned to the United States, 1847.
Most distinguished as expounder and historian of international law. Elected member Scandinavian and Icelandic literature societies, 1830. Foreign member Prussian Royal Academy of Sciences.
Elected to Academy Moral and Political Sciences in French Institute, 1842. Contributor to N. American Review and American Quarterly, 1810-1827. Lecturer international law Harvard, 1847.
Author: A Digest of the Law of Maritime Captures and Prizes, 1815. A Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1821. Some Accounts of the Life, Writings and Speeches of William Pinkney, 1826.
History of the Northmen, 1831. Elements of International Law (most famous work), 1836. History of the Law of Nations in Europe and America, from the Earliest Times to the Treaty of Washington, 1842, 1845.
Member of New York State Constitutional Conv, 1821. Member Prussian Royal Academy of Sciences.
Married Catherine Wheaton (cousin), 1811, at least 3 children.