Charles Chauncey Dwight served in 1868 and as commissioner in 1874 and 1875. Born in Richmond, Berkshire County, Mass., Sep. 15, 1830. Entered at age 16 and graduated from Williams College, 1850; Albany Law School, 1853; LL.B. Williams College, 1874. Elected Cayuga County judge, 1859, and resigned to enter military service in 1861. District attorney, Cayuga County 1866. Member, constitutional convention 1867. Appointed to state supreme court, 1868; elected 1869 and twice reelected, serving until 1901. Appointed associate justice, general tem, fifth department, 1888, and in 1890, presiding justice. Union Army captain, 75th New York Volunteers, 1861-1862; colonel, 160th Volunteers, 1862-1865. Trustee, Williams College. Died Apr. 8, 1902 in Auburn, N.Y.; buried in Stockbridge, Mass. (see The New York Times, Apr 9, 1902, p. 9; 66 Alb LJ 347 [1904-1905]: Williams College Archives, Stetson Hall). Portrait at the Appellate Division, Fourth Department.
This biography appears in The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History, ed. Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007). It has not been updated since publication.