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 Stephen Johnson Field, II

Stephen Johnson Field, II

Birth
Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death 9 Apr 1899 (aged 82)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Section A, Grave 184-4
Memorial ID 5689 · View Source
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United States Supreme Court Associate Justice. He was admitted to the bar in 1841 and was an associate of his brother's prominent New York City law firm until 1848. In 1849, he left for the Gold Rush in California, developed a legal practice, helped organize the town of Marysville and became the city's first mayor and judge. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1850, elected to the California Supreme Court in 1857 and served as Chief Justice, 1859 to 1863. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Field to the U.S. Supreme Court as an Associate Justice on the newly created tenth Supreme Court seat. He retired from the Supreme Court in 1897, after serving thirty-four years and six months, making him the second longest serving justice in the history of the Court.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 11 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5689
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Johnson Field, II (4 Nov 1816–9 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5689, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .