Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff

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Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff
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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:   12/22/1869 - 9/10/1875
Preceded by:   New Seat
Succeeded by:   Alexander Smith Johnson
Past post:   State of New York Court of Appeals
Past term:   1868-1869
Personal History
Born:   June 19, 1809
Hometown:   Litchfield, CT
Deceased:   September 10, 1875
Undergraduate:   Yale, B.A., 1830
Law School:   Litchfield (Tapping Reeve) Law, 1832
Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff (1809-1875) was a federal judge on the United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit. He joined the court in 1869 after an appointment from Ulysses Grant. At the time of appointment, he served as a judge on the State of New York Court of Appeals. He served until his death on September 10, 1875.[1]

Early life and education

  • Yale College, B.A., 1830
  • Litchfield (Tapping Reeve) Law School, 1832[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New York City, 1832-1850
  • Judge, City Court of Common Pleas, New York City, 1851-1855
  • Judge, Superior Court, State of New York, 1855-1861
  • Private practice, New York City, 1861-1868
  • Judge, State of New York Court of Appeals, 1868-1869[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

He was nominated by President Ulysses Grant on December 8, 1869 to the newly formed United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1869, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on September 10, 1875. He was succeeded by Alexander Smith Johnson.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
1869–1875
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Alexander Smith Johnson



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