History of the Federal Judiciary


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Shipman, Nathaniel
Born August 22, 1828, in Southbury, CT
Died June 26, 1906, in Hartford, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Received a recess appointment from Ulysses Grant on April 16, 1873, to a seat vacated by William Shipman; nominated to the same position by Ulysses Grant on December 2, 1873. Confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 1873, and received commission on December 8, 1873. Service terminated on March 22, 1892, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on March 22, 1902, due to retirement.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on March 22, 1902, due to retirement.

Education:
Yale Law School
Yale College, 1848
Read law, 1850

Professional Career:
Private practice, Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1873
State representative, Connecticut, 1857
Executive secretary, Gov. William A. Buckingham, Connecticut, 1858-1863
Lecturer, Yale Law School, 1889
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