Ward Hunt

From Judgepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ward Hunt
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   Ulysses Grant
Active:   12/11/1872 - 1/27/1882
Preceded by:   Samuel Nelson
Succeeded by:   Samuel Blatchford
Past post:   Commissioner of appeals, New York Court of Appeals
Past term:   1869-1872
Past post 2:   New York Court of Appeals
Past chief 2:   1868-1869
Past term 2:   1865-1869
Personal History
Born:   June 14, 1810
Hometown:   Utica, NY
Deceased:   March 24, 1886
Undergraduate:   Union College, B.A., 1828
Law School:   Read law, 1831

Ward Hunt (1810-1886) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1872 after a nomination from President Ulysses Grant. He retired on January 27, 1882 and passed away four years later on March 24, 1886. Prior to joining the court, he served as the Commissioner of appeals for the New York Court of Appeals.[1]

Hunt was one of eight justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Grant, though only five were confirmed. He served during The Chase Court and The Waite Court.[2]


Hunt received an undergraduate degree from Union College in 1828. He received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

  • 1869-1872: Commissioner of appeals, New York Court of Appeals
  • 1868-1869: Chief justice, New York Court of Appeals
  • 1865-1868: Associate justice, New York Court of Appeals
  • 1844: Mayor of Utica, New York
  • 1838: Member, New York State Assembly
  • 1832-1865:Attorney in private practice, Utica, New York[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Hunt was nominated by President Ulysses Grant on December 3, 1872. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 1872, and received commission that same day. Hunt retired on January 27, 1882.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Samuel Blatchford.

See also

External links


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Samuel Nelson
Supreme Court
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Samuel Blatchford