Rensselaer Russell Nelson

Personal

Birthday: 
5/12/1826
Birthplace: 
Cooperstown, NY
Date of Death: 
10/15/1904
Place of Death: 
St. Paul, MN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1849-1850
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, 1850-1853, 1855-1857
County attorney, Douglas County, Wisconsin, 1853-1855
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Minnesota Territory, 1857-1858
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1896-1904

Education

Name of School: 
Yale College
Degree Year: 
1846
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1849

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Court Name: 

Minnesota District Court

President Nominating: 
James Buchanan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
05/20/1858
Termination Date: 
05/16/1896
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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