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Nathaniel Shipman (August 22, 1828 – June 26, 1906) was a federal judge in the United States.

Nathaniel Shipman
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
March 17, 1892 – March 22, 1902
Appointed byBenjamin Harrison
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byWilliam Kneeland Townsend
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
In office
December 8, 1873 – March 22, 1892
Appointed byUlysses S. Grant
Preceded byWilliam Davis Shipman
Succeeded byWilliam Kneeland Townsend
Personal details
Born(1828-08-22)August 22, 1828
Southbury, Connecticut
DiedJune 26, 1906(1906-06-26) (aged 77)
Hartford, Connecticut
Political partyRepublican

A native of Connecticut, Shipman attended Yale Law School and Yale College before "reading law" for admission to the Connecticut bar. He practiced as a lawyer in New Haven, Connecticut and spent five years as executive secretary to the Governor of Connecticut. He also served in the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1857.

In 1873, President Ulysses S. Grant named Shipman as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Shipman served on that court until 1892, when on nomination of President Benjamin Harrison, Shipman was created to a seat on the newly created United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Shipman served on the Court of Appeals for ten years. He retired in 1902, and died four years later; he was interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Connecticut.[1]

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  1. ^ "The Political Graveyard: Hartford County, Conn". Cedar Hill Cemetery. Retrieved 2008-04-29.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Davis Shipman
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
1873–1892
Succeeded by
William Kneeland Townsend
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1892–1902
Succeeded by
William Kneeland Townsend