History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hall, Nathan Kelsey
Born March 28, 1810, in Marcellus, NY
Died March 2, 1874, in Buffalo, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Nominated by Millard Fillmore on August 13, 1852, to a seat vacated by Alfred Conkling. Confirmed by the Senate on August 31, 1852, and received commission on August 31, 1852. Service terminated on March 2, 1874, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1832

Professional Career:
Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1832-1850
Clerk, Board of Supervisors, Erie County, New York, 1832-1838
City attorney, Buffalo, New York, 1833-1834
Alderman, Buffalo, New York, 1837
Master in chancery, Buffalo, New York, 1839-1841
Judge, Court of Common Pleas for Erie County [New York], 1841-
U.S. representative from New York, 1847-1849
Postmaster general of the United States, 1850-1852
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