History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Blodgett, Henry Williams
Born July 21, 1821, in Amherst, MA
Died February 9, 1905, in Waukegan, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on January 10, 1870, to a seat vacated by Thomas Drummond. Confirmed by the Senate on January 11, 1870, and received commission on January 11, 1870. Service terminated on December 5, 1892, due to retirement.

Read law, 1844

Professional Career:
Private practice, Waukegan, Illinois, 1845-1869
State representative, Illinois, 1852-1854
State senator, Illinois, 1858-1862
U.S. counsel before the Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration for settlement of differences between the U.S. and Great Britain involving fur seal fisheries in the Bering Sea, 1892-1893


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