History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Wolcott, Oliver
Born January 11, 1760, in Litchfield, CT
Died June 1, 1833, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court for the Second Circuit
Nominated by John Adams on February 18, 1801, to a new seat authorized by 2 Stat. 89. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1801, and received commission on February 20, 1801. Service terminated on July 1, 1802, due to abolition of the court.

Education:
Yale College, 1778
Read law, 1781

Professional Career:
Continental Army, 1777-1779
Clerk, Connecticut Committee on Pay-Table, 1781-1782
Member, Connecticut Committee on Pay-Table, 1782-1784
Commissioner to settle claims of Connecticut against the United States, 1784-1788
Comptroller of public accounts, State of Connecticut, 1788-1789
Auditor, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1789-1791
Comptroller, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1791-1795
Commission merchant, New York City, 1793-1815
Secretary of the Treasury, 1795-1800
Farmer, 1815-1816
Governor, Connecticut, 1817-1827
Candidate for governor, Connecticut, 1827
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