Richard Pratt Marvin

Hon. Richard Marvin


Richard Pratt Marvin served in 1855, 1863. Born in Fairfield, Herkimer County, N.Y., Dec. 23, 1803, a descendant of Reinold Marvin, an original settler in Hartford, Conn. Elected to state assembly, 1835. Representative to Congress (Whig), 1837-1841. Member, New York State Constitutional Convention, 1846. Elected to state supreme court, eighth judicial district, in 1847, 1855, and 1863, serving until 1873. Resided in Jamestown, Chautauqua County. Died in Jamestown, Jan. 11, 1892. Internment in Lakeview Cemetery. Oil portrait in New York Court of Appeals. See 1 McAdam, History of the Bench and Bar of New York, New York History Co. (1897), p. 414; see also 4 Green Bag 92 (1892);

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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