History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Tenney, Asa Wentworth
Born May 20, 1833, in Dalton, NH
Died December 10, 1897, in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by William McKinley on July 2, 1897, to a seat vacated by Charles L. Benedict. Confirmed by the Senate on July 8, 1897, and received commission on July 8, 1897. Service terminated on December 10, 1897, due to death.

Education:
Dartmouth College, 1859
Read law, 1863

Professional Career:
Private practice, Brooklyn and New York City, 1863-1897
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1873-1885

 

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