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Simeon Eben Baldwin

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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