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Simeon Eben Baldwin

Simeon Eben Baldwin, American governor. Member commission to revise general statutes, Connecticut, 1873, and for simplifying legal procedure, 1879; member of commission and drew report for better system of taxation, 1885.

Background

  • Baldwin, Simeon Eben was born on February 5, 1840 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Son of Roger Sherman and Emily (Perkins) Baldwin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1861, A.M., 1864. Studied law at Yale and Harvard. (Doctor of Laws, Harvard, 1891, Columbia, 1911, Wesleyan, 1912, Yale, 1916).

      Admitted to bar, 1863.

    Career

    • Warren Randall Gilman). Instructor law, 1869-1872, professor of law, since 1872, Yale. The American Association For Justice, 1893-1907, chief justice, 1907-1910, Supreme Court of Errors of Connecticut.

      Governor of Connecticut, terms 1911-1913, 1913-1915.

    Works

    • Author: Baldwin’s Connecticut Digest. Baldwin’s Cases on Railroad Law, 1896. Modern Political Institutions, 1898.

      (co-author) Two Centuries’ Growth of American Law, 1901. American Railroad Law, 1904. American Judiciary, 1905.

      The Relation of Education to Citizenship, 1912. Life and Letters of Simeon Baldwin, 1919. The Young Man and the Law, 1919.

      Osborn’s History of Connecticut (co-author), 1925.

    Membership

    Member commission to revise general statutes, Connecticut, 1873, and for simplifying legal procedure, 1879. Member of commission and drew report for better system of taxation, 1885.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Winchester, 1865. Children: Florence Winchester (deceased), Roger Sherman, Helen Harriet (wife of Doctor.
    • father: Roger Sherman Baldwin
    • mother: Emily (Perkins) Baldwin
    • spouse: Susan Winchester
    • children: Florence Winchester Baldwin (deceased)
    • Roger Sherman Baldwin
    • Helen Harriet (wife of Dr Baldwin
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    Born February 5, 1840
    Died January 30, 1927
    (aged 86)
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