Augustus Cincinnatus Cincinnatus Hand Edit Profile
He studied law in at Litchfield Law School.
He was admitted to the bar in 1828, and commenced practice at Crown Point, New York. He removed to Elizabethtown in 1831, and was Surrogate of Essex County from 1831 to 1839. Hand was elected as a Democrat to the 26th United States Congress, and served from March 4, 1839, to March 3, 1841.
He was a justice of the New York Supreme Court (4th District) from 1847 to 1855, and ex officio a judge of the New York Court of Appeals in 1855. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law. He was a delegate to the 1868 Democratic National Convention.
He resumed the practice of his profession. He was buried in the family cemetery in Elizabethtown, NY.
He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1845 to 1847, sitting in the 68th, 69th and 70th New York State Legislatures.