William Bristol (June 2, 1779 – March 7, 1836) was a Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut|
May 22, 1826 – March 7, 1836
|Appointed by||John Quincy Adams|
|Preceded by||Pierpont Edwards|
|Succeeded by||Andrew T. Judson|
June 2, 1779
|Died||March 7, 1836 (aged 56)|
New Haven, Connecticut
Education and careerEdit
Born on June 2, 1779, in Hamden, Connecticut, Bristol graduated from Yale University in 1798 and read law in 1800, with David Daggett. He entered private practice in New Haven, Connecticut starting in 1800. He was United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut starting in 1812. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1817. He was a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1818 to 1819. He was an alderman for New Haven in 1818, 1821, and 1826. He was a Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court and Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors (now the Connecticut Supreme Court) from 1819 to 1826. He was the Mayor of New Haven in 1827.
Federal judicial serviceEdit
Bristol was nominated by President John Quincy Adams on May 15, 1826, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut vacated by Judge Pierpont Edwards. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 22, 1826, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on March 7, 1836, due to his death in New Haven. He was interred in Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven.