Samuel Blatchford

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Samuel Blatchford
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Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   Chester Arthur
Active:   3/22/1882-7/7/1893
Preceded by:   Ward Hunt
Succeeded by:   Edward Douglass White
Past post:   Second Circuit
Past term:   3/4/1878 - 3/22/1882
Past position:   Seat #1
Past post 2:   Southern District of New York
Past term 2:   7/16/1867 - 3/4/1878
Past position 2:   Seat #1
Personal History
Born:   March 9, 1820
Hometown:   New York, NY
Deceased:   July 7, 1893
Undergraduate:   Columbia College, B.A., 1837
Law School:   Read Law, 1843

Samuel M. Blatchford (1820-1893) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the Supreme Court in 1882 after a nomination from President Chester Arthur. He served on the Supreme Court until his death on July 7, 1893. Prior to joining the court, Blatchford served on the United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit.[1]

Blatchford was one of three justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Arthur, though only two joined the court. He served on The Waite Court and The Fuller Court.[2]

Education

Blatchford received an undergraduate degree from Columbia College in 1837 and his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

  • 1867: Trustee, Columbia College
  • 1852-1888: Publisher, Blatchford's Circuit Court Reports
  • 1852-1888: Court reporter, Second Circuit
  • 1854-1862: Attorney in private practice, New York City
  • 1845-1854: Attorney in private practice, Auburn, New York
  • 1843-1845: Attorney in private practice, New York City
  • 1842-1845: Military secretary on staff of New York Governor William Seward
  • 1839-1842: Private secretary to New York Governor William Seward[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court

Blatchford was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Chester Arthur on March 13, 1882. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 22, 1882, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on July 7, 1893.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Edward Douglass White.

Second Circuit

Blatchford was nominated to the United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit by President Rutherford B. Hayes on February 15, 1878, to fill the vacancy left by Alexander Smith Johnson. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 1878, and received commission that same day. Blatchford served on this court until March 22, 1882. He was succeeded by William James Wallace.[1]

Southern District of New York

Blatchford received a recess appointment to the Southern District of New York from President Andrew Johnson on May 3, 1867. On July 13, 1867, he was officially nominated. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 16, 1867, and received commission that same day. He served on this court until March 4, 1878.[1] He was succeeded to this post by William Gardner Choate.

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Samuel Rossiter Betts
Southern District of New York
1867–1878
Succeeded by:
William Gardner Choate
Preceded by:
Alexander Smith Johnson
Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
1878–1882
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
William James Wallace
Preceded by:
Ward Hunt
Supreme Court
1882–1893
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Edward Douglass White