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 Samuel Nelson

Samuel Nelson

Birth
Hebron, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 13 Dec 1873 (aged 81)
Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, USA
Burial Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 5672 · View Source
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United States Supreme Court Associate Justice. Born in Hebron, New York, he graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, at the age of 15 and began a successful law career in his twenties. In 1821, he was the youngest delegate to serve in the New York state constitutional convention and was appointed as a judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1823. He was serving as Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court, when President John Tyler appointed him a Justice seat on the United States Supreme Court in 1845. Nelson served as a Justice for 27 years, until his retirement on November 28, 1872. He died at age 81 in Cooperstown, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5672
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Nelson (10 Nov 1792–13 Dec 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5672, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .