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.

Education:
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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