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Nelson, Rensselaer Russell

Born May 12, 1826, in Cooperstown, NY
Died October 15, 1904, in St. Paul, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Nominated by James Buchanan on May 20, 1858, to a new seat authorized by 11 Stat. 285. Confirmed by the Senate on May 30, 1858, and received commission on May 20, 1858. Service terminated on May 16, 1896, due to retirement.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Minnesota Territory, 1857-1858

Yale College, 1846
Read law, 1849

Professional Career:

Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1849-1850
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, 1850-1853, 1855-1857
County attorney, Douglas County, Wisconsin, 1853-1855
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1896-1904