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Edwards Pierrepont

Edwards Pierrepont, American attorney general, diplomat. member Union Defense Committee; member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1867-1868; member Committee of 70, to help free New York City from “Tweed Ring”, 1870.

Background

  • Pierrepont, Edwards was born on March 4, 1817 in North Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Giles and Eunice (Munson) Pierpont.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1837.

    Career

    • Admitted to Connecticut bar, 1840. Tutor Yale, 1840-1841. Judge New York City Superior Court, 1857.

      Member Union Defense Committee. Assistant United States district attorney in prosecution of John H. Surrat for complicity in assasination of Abraham Lincoln, 1867. United States district attorney, 1869-1870.

      United States minister to Great Britain, 1876-1877. Member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1867-1868. Member Committee of 70, to help free New York City from “Tweed Ring”, 1870.

    Membership

    Member Union Defense Committee. Member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1867-1868. Member Committee of 70, to help free New York City from “Tweed Ring”, 1870.

    Connections

    • Married Margaretta Willoughby, May 27, 1846.
    • father: Giles Pierpont
    • mother: Eunice (Munson) Pierpont
    • spouse: Margaretta Willoughby
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    Died March 6, 1892
    (aged 75)
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