Alexander Smith Johnson

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Alexander Smith Johnson
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Current Court Information:
United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Alternative court:   Second Circuit
Service:
Appointed by:   Ulysses Grant
Active:   12/15/1875 - 1/26/1878
Preceded by:   Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff
Succeeded by:   Samuel Blatchford
Past post:   State of New York Court of Appeals
Past term:   1874-1875
Personal History
Born:   July 30, 1817
Hometown:   Utica, NY
Deceased:   January 26, 1878
Undergraduate:   Yale, 1835
Law School:   Read law, 1838
Alexander Smith Johnson (1817-1878) was a federal judge on the United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit. He joined the court in 1875 after a recess appointment from Ulysses Grant. At the time of his appointment, he was a judge for the State of New York Court of Appeals. He served until his death on January 26, 1878.[1]

Early life and education

  • Yale College, 1835
  • Read law, 1838[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Utica, New York, 1838-1839
  • Private practice, New York City, 1839-1851
  • Judge, New York Court of Appeals, 1851-1859
  • Private practice, Utica, New York, 1859-1865
  • Treaty Commissioner, Treaty with Great Britain settling the claims of the Hudson's Bay and Puget Sound Agricultural Companies, 1865-1869
  • Private practice, Utica, New York, 1869-1873
  • Member, New York State Commission on Appeals, 1873-1874
  • Judge, State of New York Court of Appeals, 1874-1875[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

He received a recess appointment from President Ulysses Grant on October 25, 1875 and was nominated on December 15, 1875 to fill the vacancy left by Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff . He was confirmed by the Senate on December 15, 1875, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on January 26, 1878. He was succeeded by Samuel Blatchford.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff
Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
1875–1878
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Samuel Blatchford



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