Samuel Nelson

Personal

Birthday: 
11/10/1792
Birthplace: 
Hebron, NY
Date of Death: 
12/13/1873
Place of Death: 
Cooperstown, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Cortland, New York, 1817-
Postmaster, Cortland, New York, 1820-1823
Judge, New York State Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1823-1831
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Judicature of New York, 1831-1845; chief justice, 1837-1845
Candidate for U.S. Senate from New York, 1845

Education

Name of School: 
Middlebury College
Degree Year: 
1813
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1817

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
John Tyler
Party Affiliation of President: 
Whig
Commission Date: 
02/13/1845
Termination Date: 
11/28/1872
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Second Circuit, March 5, 1845-November 28, 1872

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