History of the Federal Judiciary


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Hunt, Ward
Born June 14, 1810, in Utica, NY
Died March 24, 1886, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on December 3, 1872, to a seat vacated by Samuel Nelson. Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 1872, and received commission on December 11, 1872. Service terminated on January 27, 1882, due to retirement.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Second Circuit, April 28, 1873-January 27, 1882

Education:
Litchfield (Tapping Reeve) Law School
Union College, B.A., 1828
Read law, 1831

Professional Career:
Private practice, Utica, New York, 1832-1865
State assemblyman, New York, 1838
Mayor, Utica, New York, 1844
Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, 1865-1869; chief judge, 1868-1869
Commissioner of appeals, State of New York, 1869-1872

 

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