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 Munson Edwards Pierrepont

Munson Edwards Pierrepont

Birth
North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 6 Mar 1892 (aged 78)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Garrison, Putnam County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 8658 · View Source
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US Presidential Cabinet Member He graduated from Yale in 1837, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840 and proceeded to practice law in Ohio and in New York in 1846. President Abraham Lincoln appointed him to a commission for cases involving state prisoners in the custody of military authorities in 1862, he was a judge for the New York City Superior Court (1857-60) and was a member of the New York State Constitutional Convention (1867-68). In 1875, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him the United States Attorney General serving until 1876, when President Grant appointed him US Minister to Great Britian, serving (1876-77). After returning to America, he resumed his law practice until his death at age 75.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8658
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Munson Edwards Pierrepont (4 Nov 1813–6 Mar 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8658, citing Saint Philip's Church Cemetery, Garrison, Putnam County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .