Moses Taggart served in 1853. Born in Colram, Mass., Aug. 21, 1799. Elected district attorney, Genesee County, 1845; Member constitutional convention, 1846. State supreme court, 1852. Elected county judge, Genesee County, 1859. Batavia, N.Y.; postmaster, 1869-1873. Died in Batavia, Feb. 17, 1883. The oldest practicing attorney in Western New York. See, Obituary, The New York Times, Feb. 20, 1883.
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.