History of the Federal Judiciary


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Peckham, Rufus Wheeler
Born November 8, 1838, in Albany, NY
Died October 24, 1909, in Altamont, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on December 3, 1895, to a seat vacated by Howell E. Jackson. Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1895, and received commission on December 9, 1895. Service terminated on October 24, 1909, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Second Circuit, February 3, 1896-October 24, 1909
First Circuit, October 20, 1902-December 7, 1902

Education:
Read law, 1859

Professional Career:
Private practice, Albany, New York, 1859-1883
District attorney, Albany County, New York, 1869-1872
Corporation counsel, Albany, New York, 1881-1883
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1883-1886
Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, 1886-1895

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