History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Wallace, William James
Born April 14, 1837, in Syracuse, NY
Died March 11, 1917, in Jacksonville, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Nominated by Ulysses Grant on April 2, 1874, to a seat vacated by Nathan Hall. Confirmed by the Senate on April 7, 1874, and received commission on April 7, 1874. Service terminated on April 25, 1882, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Chester A. Arthur on March 28, 1882, to a seat vacated by Samuel M. Blatchford. Confirmed by the Senate on April 6, 1882, and received commission on April 6, 1882. Service terminated on May 8, 1907, due to retirement.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Assigned on June 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Service terminated on May 8, 1907, due to retirement.

Education:
Syracuse University
Hamilton College Law Department, LL.B., 1857
Read law, 1858

Professional Career:
Private practice, Syracuse, New York, 1859-1874, 1907-1917
Mayor, Syracuse, New York, 1873-1874
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