History of the Federal Judiciary

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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.

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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