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Lawyer

Theodore Sedgwick, American lawyer.

Background

Sedgwick, Theodore was born on January 27, 1811 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Theodore and Susan Anne Livingston (Ridley) Sedgwick.

Education

Graduate Columbia, 1829.

Career

Admitted to New York bar, 1833. Attache at United States legation in Paris, 1833. Practiced in New York City, 1834-1850.

President Association for Exhibition of Industry of all Nations, 1852. United States district attorney for Southern District New York, 1858-1859. Author: A Memoir of the Life of William Livingston, 1833.

What Is a Monopoly, 1835. A Statement of Facts in Relation to the Delays and Arrears of Business in the Court of Chancery of the State of New York, 1838. Review of the Memoirs of the Life of Sir Samuel Romilly, 1841.

Constitutional Reform, 1843. Thoughts on the Proposed Annexation of Texas, 1844. The American Citizens, 1847.

A Treatise on the Measure of Damages, or, an Inquiry into the Principles which Govern the Amount of Compensation Recovered in Suits of Law (most important work), 1847. A Treatise on the Rules which Govern the Interpretation and Application of Statutory and Constitutional Law, 1857. Contributor to Harper’s Weekly, Harper’s Monthly, also (under pseudonym Veto) to New York Evening Post.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Memoir of the Life of William Livingston, 1833. What Is a Monopoly, 1835. A Statement of Facts in Relation to the Delays and Arrears of Business in the Court of Chancery of the State of New York, 1838.

      Review of the Memoirs of the Life of Sir Samuel Romilly, 1841. Constitutional Reform, 1843. Thoughts on the Proposed Annexation of Texas, 1844.

      The American Citizens, 1847. A Treatise on the Measure of Damages, or, an Inquiry into the Principles which Govern the Amount of Compensation Recovered in Suits of Law (most important work), 1847. A Treatise on the Rules which Govern the Interpretation and Application of Statutory and Constitutional Law, 1857.

      Contributor to Harper’s Weekly, Harper’s Monthly, also (under pseudonym Veto) to New York Evening Post.

Connections

Married Sarah Morgan Ashburner, September 28, 1835, 7 children including Arthur George, Susan.

father:
Theodore Sedgwick

mother:
Susan Anne Livingston (Ridley) Sedgwick

spouse:
Sarah Morgan Ashburner