Henry Pierrepont Edwards


Henry Pierrepont Edwards served in 1854. Born in New Haven, Conn., 1808. A lineal descendant of Jonathan Edwards and son of Henry Waggaman Edwards, governor of Connecticut and U.S. senator. Yale graduate, 1827. Served for seven years (1847-1853) as a state supreme court justice in New York. Died in New York City Feb. 27, 1855. Lengthy article and eulogies in The New York Times, Mar. 1, 1855, p. 3; History of the Bench and Bar of New York, New York History Co. 1899, p. 317.

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.


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