Samuel Jones


Samuel Jones served in 1847, 1848. Born in New York City, May 26, 1769. Graduated from Yale (1790) and Columbia (1793). State assemblyman 1812-1814; Recorder of the City of New York (1823). Chancellor (1826-1828) and chief justice of the old Supreme Court of New York (1828-1847). Elected justice of the state supreme court, 1847. Died Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1853. See 1 McAdam, History of the Bench and Bar of New York, New York History Co. (1897), p. 376, and 1 Chester, The Legal and Judicial History of New York (1911), p. 337, where he is pictured, which conflicts as to some dates in There Shall Be a Court of Appeals (New York State Court of Appeals, 1997), p. 39, upon which the author primarily relies.

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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