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Nathaniel Shipman (August 22, 1828 – June 26, 1906) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and of the United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

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 by 26 Stat. 826
Succeeded byWilliam Kneeland Townsend
Judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
In office
March 17, 1892 – March 22, 1902
Appointed byBenjamin Harrison
Preceded bySeat established by 26 Stat. 826
Succeeded byWilliam Kneeland Townsend
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
In office
April 16, 1873 – March 22, 1892
Appointed byUlysses S. Grant
Preceded byWilliam Davis Shipman
Succeeded byWilliam Kneeland Townsend
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
1857
Personal details
Born
Nathaniel Shipman

(1828-08-22)August 22, 1828
Southbury, Connecticut
DiedJune 26, 1906(1906-06-26) (aged 77)
Hartford, Connecticut
Resting placeCedar Hill Cemetery
Hartford, Connecticut
EducationYale University
Yale Law School
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Education and careerEdit

Born on August 22, 1828, in Southbury, Connecticut, Shipman graduated from Yale University in 1848 and attended Yale Law School, then read law in 1850. He entered private practice in Hartford, Connecticut from 1850 to 1873. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1857. He was executive secretary for Governor of Connecticut William Alfred Buckingham from 1858 to 1863.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Shipman received a recess appointment from President Ulysses S. Grant on April 16, 1873, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut vacated by Judge William Davis Shipman. He was nominated to the same position by President Grant on December 2, 1873. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1873, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on March 22, 1892, due to his elevation to the Second Circuit.[1]

Shipman was nominated by President Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit, to a new joint seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on March 22, 1902, due to his retirement.[1]

Other serviceEdit

Concurrent with his federal judicial service, Shipman was a lecturer for Yale Law School in 1889.[1]

DeathEdit

Shipman died on June 26, 1906, in Hartford.[1] He was interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Nathaniel Shipman at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "The Political Graveyard: Hartford County, Conn". Cedar Hill Cemetery. Retrieved 2008-04-29.

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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
Seat established by 26 Stat. 826
Judge of the United States Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
1892–1902
Succeeded by
William Kneeland Townsend
Preceded by
Seat established by 26 Stat. 826
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1892–1902
Succeeded by
William Kneeland Townsend