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Henry Williams Blodgett (July 21, 1821 – February 9, 1905) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Henry Williams Blodgett
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In office
January 11, 1870 – December 5, 1892
Appointed byUlysses S. Grant
Preceded byThomas Drummond
Succeeded byPeter S. Grosscup
Member of the Illinois Senate
In office
1858-1862
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
1852-1854
Personal details
Born
Henry Williams Blodgett

(1821-07-21)July 21, 1821
Amherst, Massachusetts
DiedFebruary 9, 1905(1905-02-09) (aged 83)
Waukegan, Illinois
Educationread law

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Education and careerEdit

Born on July 21, 1821, in Amherst, Massachusetts, Blodgett read law in 1844. He entered private practice in Waukegan, Illinois from 1845 to 1869. He was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives fro 1852 to 1854. He was a member of the Illinois Senate from 1858 to 1862.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Blodgett was nominated by President Ulysses S. Grant on January 10, 1870, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated by Judge Thomas Drummond. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 11, 1870, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on December 5, 1892, due to his retirement.[1]

Later career and deathEdit

Following his retirement from the federal bench, Blodgett served as United States counsel before the Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration for settlement of differences between the United States and Great Britain involving fur seal fisheries in the Bering Sea from 1892 to 1893. He died on February 9, 1905, in Waukegan.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Drummond
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
1870–1892
Succeeded by
Peter S. Grosscup