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William James Wallace

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William James Wallace
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Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Alternative court:   United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
Service:
Appointed by:   Chester Arthur
Active:   4/6/1882 - 5/8/1907
Preceded by:   Samuel Blatchford
Succeeded by:   Henry Galbraith Ward
Past post:   Northern District of New York
Past term:   1874 - 1882
Personal History
Born:   April 14, 1837
Hometown:   Syracuse, NY
Deceased:   March 11, 1917
Law School:   Hamilton College, LL.B., 1857
Read law, 1858
William James Wallace (1837-1917) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. He joined the Second Circuit in 1882 after an appointment from Chester Arthur. He was reappointed to the newly formed Second Circuit on June 16, 1891. Prior to his appointment to the appellate court, Wallace served on the Northern District of New York after an 1874 appointment from Ulysses Grant. At the time of appointment, he was the Mayor of Syracuse NY. He served the Second Circuit until his retirement on May 8, 1907 when he returned to private practice.[1]

Early life and education

  • Syracuse University
  • Hamilton College, LL.B., 1857
  • Read law, 1858[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Syracuse, New York, 1859-1874
  • Mayor, Syracuse, New York, 1873-1874
  • Private practice, Syracuse, New York, 1907-1917[1]

Federal judicial career

Northern District of New York

Wallace was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York by President Ulysses Grant on April 2, 1874. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 7, 1874, and received commission that same day. He served on this court until April 25, 1882, when he was appointed to another judicial position.[1]

Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit

Wallace was nominated by President Chester Arthur on March 28, 1882 to be a judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit to fill the vacancy left by Samuel Blatchford. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 6, 1882, and received commission that same day. On June 16, 1891, he was reassigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He retired on May 8, 1907.[1]

Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

On June 16, 1891 Wallace was reassigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He served the Second Circuit until his retirement on May 8, 1907. He was succeeded to this post by Henry Galbraith Ward.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Nathan Kelsey Hall
Northern District of New York
1874–1882
Succeeded by:
Alfred Conkling Coxe
Preceded by:
Samuel Blatchford
Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
1882–1891
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
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Second Circuit
1891–1907
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Henry Galbraith Ward




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