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Charles James Folger

jurist , secretary of the treasury

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