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 Rufus Peckham

Rufus Peckham

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 24 Oct 1909 (aged 70)
Altamont, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 5701 · View Source
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Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Born in Albany, New York, he was the son of US Congressman Rufus Wheeler Peckham, read law in his father's office and was admitted to the bar in 1859. He was elected Albany County Attorney in 1869, Corporation Counsel to the City of Albany (1881-83), Judge to the New York Supreme Court (1883-86) and Judge to the Court of Appeals (1886-95). In 1895, President Grover Cleveland appointed him to the Supreme Court of the United States where he served until his death at age 70 in Altamont, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5701
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rufus Peckham (8 Nov 1838–24 Oct 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5701, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .