William Mitchell served in 1856. Born in New York City on Feb. 24, 1801. Columbia College graduate, 1820. Master of Chancery, 1840. Edited 1841 edition of Blackstone. Justice state supreme court, first judicial district, 1849-1858. Presiding justice, 1857. See 1 McAdam, History of the Bench and Bar of New York, New York History Co. (1897), p. 417. Died Oct. 6, 1886. Obituary, The New York Times, Oct. 10, 1886. Pictured in 1 Chester, The Legal and Judicial History of New York (1911), p. 372.
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.