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Stephen Johnson Field

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Stephen Johnson Field
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Appointed by:   Abraham Lincoln
Active:   3/10/1863-12/1/1897
Past post:   Chief Justice, California Supreme Court
Past term:   1859-1863
Personal History
Born:   November 4, 1816
Home state:   Connecticut
Deceased:   April 9, 1899
Undergraduate:   Williams College, 1837
Law School:   Read law, 1841

Stephen Johnson Field (1816-1899) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Abraham Lincoln on March 6, 1863. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 10, 1863, and received commission that same day. Field retired on December 1, 1897.[1]

Matthews was one of five justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Lincoln. He served during The Taney Court, The Chase Court, The Waite Court and The Fuller Court.[2]


Professional career

  • 1859-1863: Chief justice, California Supreme Court
  • 1857-1859: Justice, California Supreme Court
  • 1850-1857: Private practice, Marysville, California
  • 1850-1851: Member, California Assembly
  • 1850: Private practice, San Francisco, California
  • 1850: Alcalde, Marysville, California
  • 1841-1848: Private practice, New York City [1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Supreme Court
Succeeded by:
Joseph McKenna