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Charles James Folger

Charles James Folger, American jurist, secretary of the treasury. member of New York State Senate, 1861-1869, president pro tern, 4 years, chairman judiciary committee, 1861-1869; member of New York State Constitutional Convention (concerned with material changes in judicial system), 1867.

Background

  • Folger, Charles James was born on April 16, 1818 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas Folger.

  • Education

    • Graduate Hobart College, 1836, Master of Arts, 1840, Doctor of Laws, 1870. Doctor of Laws, Rutgers University, 1870.

    Career

    • Admitted to Albany (New York) bar, 1839. Judge Ontario County (New York) Court Common Pleas, 1844. County judge Ontario County, 1851-1855.

      Member of New York State Senate, 1861-1869, president pro tern, 4 years, chairman judiciary committee, 1861-1869. Member of New York State Constitutional Convention (concerned with material changes in judicial system), 1867. Assistant United States treasurer, New York City, 1869-1871.

      Associate judge New York State Court Appeals, 1870-1871. Chief justice New York Supreme Court, 1880. United States secretary of treasury under President Arthur, 1881-1884.

      Trustee Cornell Univercity, 1865-1873.

    Membership

    Member of New York State Senate, 1861-1869, president pro tern, 4 years, chairman judiciary committee, 1861-1869. Member of New York State Constitutional Convention (concerned with material changes in judicial system), 1867.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Worth, June 17, 1844.
    • father: Thomas Folger. Folger
    • spouse: Susan Worth
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    Died September 4, 1884
    (aged 66)
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