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Alden Chester, American judge. Member Board Public Instruction, Albany, 1881-1884 (president 1884); member of faculty Albany Law School, since 1897, and lecturer on federal judicial system.

Background

Chester, Alden was born on September 4, 1848 in Westford, New York, United States. Son of Alden and Susan G. (Draper) Chester.

Education

Descendant on father’s side from Samuel Chester of Groton, Connecticut, on mother’s from James Draper of Roxbury, Massachusetts, also from Elder William Brewster of Mayflower, educated Westford Literature Institute. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1871. Doctor of Humane Letters, Union College, New York, 1928.

Career

Ezra R. Thurber, of E. Worcester, New York, October 5, 1871 (died 1921);Amy C. Merrick. Practiced with Andrew S. Draper, Albany, New York, 1871-1887, alone, 1887-1895. Deputy clerk New York Assembly, 1874, 76.

Assistant United State Attorneys, Northern District New York, 1882-1885. Assistant Corporate Counsel, City of Albany, 1894-1895. Member of commission to prepare uniform charter for cities of the second class, 1895.

Justice, Supreme Court of New York, 3d District, 1895-1918. Justice, Appellate Division, 3d Department, 1902-1909. Official referee of Supreme Court, since 1918.

Trustee Albany Exchange Savings Bank, since 1899, vice president, since 1904.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Legal and Judicial History of New York (3 vols.), 1911. Courts and Lawyers of New York, 1609-1925 (3 vols.), 1925.

Membership

Member Board Public Instruction, Albany, 1881-1884 (president 1884). Member of faculty Albany Law School, since 1897, and lecturer on federal judicial system.

Connections

Married Lina, d.

father:
Alden Chester

mother:
Susan G. (Draper) Chester

spouse:
Lina