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Samuel Rossiter Betts
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   John Quincy Adams
Active:   12/21/1826-4/30/1867
Preceded by:   William Peter Van Ness
Succeeded by:   Samuel Blatchford
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Williams College (1806)
Law School:   Read Law (1807)

Samuel Rossiter Betts was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was nominated by President John Quincy Adams on December 19, 1826. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 1826, and received commission that same day. He resigned on April 30, 1867.[1] Betts was succeeded in this position by Samuel Blatchford.

Early life and education

  • Williams College, 1806
  • Read law, 1807[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Monticello, New York, 1809-1812
  • U.S. Army, 1812-
  • U.S. Army, JAG Corps, Washington, DC
  • U.S. Representative from New York, 1815-1817
  • Private practice, Newburgh, New York, 1817-1823
  • District attorney, Orange County, New York, 1821-1823
  • Circuit judge, New York State Supreme Court, 1823-1826[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

Betts was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was nominated by President John Quincy Adams on December 19, 1826. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 1826, and received commission that same day. He resigned on April 30, 1867.[1] Betts was succeeded in this position by Samuel Blatchford.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Peter Van Ness
Southern District of New York
1826–1867
Succeeded by:
Samuel Blatchford