Asa Wentworth Tenney

Asa Wentworth Tenney (May 20, 1833 – December 10, 1897) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Asa Wentworth Tenney
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
In office
July 8, 1897 – December 10, 1897
Appointed byWilliam McKinley
Preceded byCharles L. Benedict
Succeeded byEdward B. Thomas
Personal details
Born
Asa Wentworth Tenney

(1833-05-20)May 20, 1833
Dalton, New Hampshire
DiedDecember 10, 1897(1897-12-10) (aged 64)
Brooklyn, New York
EducationDartmouth College
read law

Education and careerEdit

Born in Dalton, New Hampshire, Tenney graduated from Dartmouth College in 1859 and read law to enter the bar in 1863. He was in private practice in Brooklyn and New York City, New York from 1863 to 1897. He was United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1877 to 1885.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On July 2, 1897, Tenney was nominated by President William McKinley to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York vacated by Judge Charles L. Benedict. Tenney was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 8, 1897, and received his commission the same day. He served until his death in Brooklyn on December 10, 1897.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Benjamin F. Tracy
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
1877–1885
Succeeded by
Mark D. Wilbur
Preceded by
Charles L. Benedict
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
1897
Succeeded by
Edward B. Thomas