Samuel Nelson

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Samuel Nelson
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   John Tyler
Active:   2/13/1845-11/28/1872
Preceded by:   Smith Thompson
Succeeded by:   Ward Hunt
Past post:   Supreme Court of New York
Past chief:   1831-1845
Past term:   1837-1845
Past post 2:   Judge, Sixth Circuit of New York
Past term 2:   1823-1831
Personal History
Born:   November 10, 1792
Hometown:   Hebron, NY
Deceased:   December 13, 1873
Undergraduate:   Middlebury College, 1813
Law School:   Read law, 1817

Samuel Nelson (1792-1873) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1845 after a nomination from President John Tyler. He retired on November 28, 1872, and passed away a year later on December 13, 1873. Prior to joining the court, he was the Chief Justice for the Supreme Court of New York. [1]

Nelson was the only one of five nominees of President Tyler's confirmed to the Supreme Court. He served during The Taney Court and The Chase Court.[2]

Education

Nelson received an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in 1813 and received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

Nelson worked in private practice, starting in 1817.

  • 1845: Candidate for United States Senate from New York
  • 1837-1845: Chief Justice, Supreme Court of New York
  • 1831-1837: Associate justice, Supreme Court of New York
  • 1823-1831: Judge, Sixth Circuit of New York
  • 1820-1823: Postmaster, Cortland, New York[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Nelson was nominated by President John Tyler on February 4, 1845. He was confirmed by the Senate on February 14, 1845, and received commission on February 13, 1845. Nelson retired on November 28, 1872.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Ward Hunt.

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Preceded by:
Smith Thompson
Supreme Court
1845–1872
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Ward Hunt
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