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Name Betts, Samuel Rossiter
City White Plains
State NY
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Betts, Samuel Rossiter
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Betts, Samuel Rossiter
Born June 8, 1786, in Richmond, MA
Died November 3, 1868, in New Haven, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by John Quincy Adams on December 19, 1826, to a seat vacated by William P. Van Ness. Confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 1826, and received commission on December 21, 1826. Service terminated on April 30, 1867, due to resignation.

Education:
Williams College, 1806
Read law, 1807

Professional Career:
Private practice, Monticello, New York, 1809-1812
U.S. Army, 1812-1814
Division judge advocate, General Court Martial, New York State Detached Militia, 1814-
U.S. representative from New York, 1815-1817
Private practice, Newburgh, New York, 1817-1823
District attorney, Orange County, New York, 1821-1823
Judge, Supreme Court of Judicature of New York, Circuit Court Branch, 1823-1826

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