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.

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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