Philo Gridley served in 1852. Born Sep. 16, 1796, in Paris, Oneida County, N.Y. Hamilton College graduate, 1816. District attorney of Madison County, 1829-1837. Vice chancellor, Fifth Circuit, 1838. State supreme court justice, 1847-1853. Died Aug. 16, 1864. See Obituary, The New York Times, Aug. 19, 1864. His portrait is hanging in the Court of Appeals courtroom, east wall.
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.