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Name Johnson, Alexander Smith
City Albany
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:

Johnson, Alexander Smith
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Johnson, Alexander Smith
Born July 30, 1817, in Utica, NY
Died January 26, 1878, in Nassau, Bahamas

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Ulysses Grant on October 25, 1875, to a seat vacated by Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff; nominated to the same position by Ulysses Grant on December 15, 1875. Confirmed by the Senate on December 15, 1875, and received commission on December 15, 1875. Service terminated on January 26, 1878, due to death.

Education:
Yale College, 1835
Read law, 1838

Professional Career:
Private practice, Utica, New York, 1838-1839, 1859-1865, 1869-1873
Private practice, New York City, 1839-1851
Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, 1851-1859, 1874-1875
Treaty commissioner, treaty with Great Britain settling the claims of the Hudson's Bay and Puget Sound Agricultural Companies, 1865-1869
Member, New York State Commission on Appeals, 1873-1874
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