William Gardner Choate

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William Garnder Choate
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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:   Rutherford B. Hayes
Active:   3/25/1878-6/1/1881
Preceded by:   Samuel Blatchford
Succeeded by:   Addison Brown
Personal History
Born:   1830
Undergraduate:   Harvard University (1852)
Law School:   Harvard Law School (1854)

William Gardner Choate (1830-1920) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

He was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes on March 14, 1878 to a seat vacated by Samuel Blatchford. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 25, 1878, and received commission that same day. He resigned on June 1, 1881.[1] Choate was succeeded in this position by Addison Brown.

Early life and education

  • Harvard University, A.B., 1852
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1854[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, North Danvers, Massachusetts, 1855-1857
  • Private practice, Salem, Massachusetts, 1857-1865
  • Private practice, New York City, 1865-1878
  • Private practice, New York City, 1881-1920[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

Choate was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes on March 14, 1878 to a seat vacated by Samuel Blatchford. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 25, 1878, and received commission that same day. He resigned on June 1, 1881.[1] Choate was succeeded in this position by Addison Brown.

External links

  • Article from the New York Times, published 1878

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Samuel Blatchford
Southern District of New York
1878–1881
Succeeded by:
Addison Brown