Clinton County,
New York

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Biographical Sketch

 

Reuben H. Walworth, LL.D.

was born in Bozrah, Conn., Oct 26, 1789. He studied law in Troy, was admitted to the bar in 1809, and settled in Plattsburgh. He very soon took a high position at the bar, and subsequently removed to Saratoga Springs. He was a member of Congress in 1821-23, was circuit judge in 1823-28, and was chancellor of New York in 1828-48. He was an officer of volunteers in 1812, and acting adjutant-general of New York during the British campaign against Plattsburgh, in 1814. He was the author of several works, prominent among which were "Rules and Order of the Court of Chancery of the State of New York," and the "Hyde Genealogy; or, the Descendants in the Female as well as in the Male Line from William Hyde, Norwich." He died at Saratoga, Nov. 21, 1867.

 

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