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Edgerton, Alonzo Jay
Born June 7, 1827, in Rome, Oneida County, NY
Died August 9, 1896, in Sioux Falls, SD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
Received a recess appointment from Benjamin Harrison on November 19, 1889, to a new seat authorized by 25 Stat. 676; nominated to the same position by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1889. Confirmed by the Senate on January 16, 1890, and received commission on January 16, 1890. Service terminated on August 9, 1896, due to death.

Education:
Wesleyan University, 1850
Read law, 1855

Professional Career:
Private practice, Mantorville, Minnesota, 1855-1861, 1867-1871, 1874-1877, 1878-1881
Prosecutor, Dodge County, Minnesota
State senator, Minnesota, 1858-1859
U.S. Army, 1861-1867
Railroad commissioner, State of Minnesota, 1871-1874
State representative, Minnesota, 1877-1878
U.S. senator from Minnesota, 1881
Judge, U.S. District Court, Dakota Territory, 1881-1885
Private practice, Mitchell, Dakota Territory, 1885-1889
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