Selah Brewster Strong


Selah Brewster Strong served in 1849, 1859. Born in Setauket, Suffolk County, Long Island, May 1, 1792. Yale graduate, 1811. District attorney, Suffolk County, 1821-1841. Representative (Democrat) to Congress, 1843-1845. Supreme court justice, 1847-1860. Member, constitutional convention, 1867. Local landmarks in Setauket (Strong House, Strong Lane, Strong’s Neck). Died in Setauket, Nov. 29, 1872. See “Political Portraits with Pen and Pencil,” The United States Democratic Review, Vol. 21, issue 114 (December 1846). See 1 McAdam, History of the Bench and Bar of New York, New York History Co. (1897), p. 488; see also, Appleton’s Encyclopedia, Virtuology,

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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