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Blatchford, Samuel

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Born: 1820 AD
Died: 1893 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist

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1820 - Born on the 9th of March in Auburn, New York. He was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1837 - He was educated at Columbia College, graduating when he was 17 years old.

1840 - He served as the private secretary to Governor William H. Seward.

       - He studied law while working for the governor and then entered into private practice with his father and uncle.

1844 - He married Caroline Frances Appleton in Boston.

1854 - He moved to New York City and started a law firm, Blatchford, Seward & Griswold, now known as Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

       - He became well known for preparing summaries of United States circuit court cases, serving for a time as reporter of decisions for the Circuit Court in New York, and developed a lucrative practice in admiralty law.

1867 - President Andrew Johnson appointed Blatchford to be a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

1882 - Blatchford was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Chester A. Arthur after two other candidates, Senator George F. Edmunds and former Senator Roscoe Conkling, declined.

       - Blatchford served as a trustee of Columbia College and enjoyed collecting calendars and almanacs.

1893 - He died on the 7th of July in Newport, Rhode Island, at age seventy-three.



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