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Ward Hunt (June 14, 1810-March 24, 1886), was an American jurist and politician. Image File history File links Ward_Hunt. ... Image File history File links Ward_Hunt. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... A jurist is a professional who studies, develops, applies or otherwise deals with the law. ...


Hunt was born and raised in Utica, New York. He graduated from Union College in 1828 and began studying law, for a time under a local judge. After passing the bar in 1831, he established a practice with the judge who had tutored him. This article is about Utica in New York, USA. For other places with this name, see Utica. ... The architectural centerpiece of the Union campus, the Nott Memorial, is named after the colleges president from 1804-1866, Eliphalet Nott. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A bar association is a professional body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Leopold I 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Initially a Jacksonian Democrat, he was elected to the New York Assembly and served one term as mayor of Utica, in 1844. By the end of his mayoral term, however, Hunt had broken with the Democrats over the slavery issue, and in 1856 he became a founder of the New York Republican Party. Hunt remained in private practice until 1865, when he was elected to the New York Court of Appeals. He remained on this court through a statewide judicial reorganization. Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), first governor of Florida (1821), hero of the Battle of New Orleans (1815), a founder of the Democratic Party, and the eponym of the era of Jacksonian democracy. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... The New York Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of New York, seated at the states capital, Albany. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Hunt was a friend and patron of political boss Roscoe Conkling, who happened to be an associate of President Ulysses S. Grant. When an opening came up on the Supreme Court, Conkling pushed Grant to nominate Ward for the job. Roscoe Conkling (October 30, 1829–April 18, 1888) was a United States politician from New York. ... Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States...


Hunt had little impact on the court, siding with the majority in all but 22 cases in his ten years on the job. He wrote only four dissenting opinions and none for the majority. His most notable contribution came while riding circuit in New York, where he heard Susan B. Anthony argue that she was constitutionally guaranteed the right to vote and had not broken the law when she voted in the 1872 election; Hunt found that Anthony had indeed broken the law. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Largest city Albany New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi  (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Susan Brownell Anthony, aged 28 Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent, independent and well-educated American civil rights leader, who, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, led the effort to secure womens suffrage in the United States. ... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


In 1878, Hunt suffered a severe stroke, which prevented him from attending court sessions or rendering opinions. Nonetheless he did not retire, because at the time in order to retire with a full pension a person had to put in at least ten years of government service and a minimum age of 70. To encourage him to retire, Congress passed a special provision under which he could receive a pension if he would retire within 30 days; Hunt did so on January 27, 1882, and enjoyed his pension for only four more years before his death in Utica. 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


References

  • Data drawn in part from the Supreme Court Historical Society and Oyez.
Preceded by:
Samuel Nelson
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
January 9, 1873January 27, 1882
Succeeded by:
Samuel Blatchford
The Chase Court Seal of the U.S. Supreme Court
1873: N. Clifford | N.H. Swayne | S.F. Miller | D. Davis | S.J. Field | Wm. Strong | J.P. Bradley | W. Hunt
The Waite Court
1874–1877: N. Clifford | N.H. Swayne | S.F. Miller | D. Davis | S.J. Field | Wm. Strong | J.P. Bradley | W. Hunt
1877–1880: N. Clifford | N.H. Swayne | S.F. Miller | S.J. Field | Wm. Strong | J.P. Bradley | W. Hunt | J.M. Harlan
1881: N. Clifford | S.F. Miller | S.J. Field | J.P. Bradley | W. Hunt | J.M. Harlan | Wm. B. Woods | Th. S. Matthews

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Ward Hunt at AllExperts (445 words)
Hunt was born and raised in Utica, New York.
Hunt remained in private practice until 1865, when he was elected to the New York Court of Appeals.
Hunt was a friend and patron of political boss Roscoe Conkling, who happened to be an associate of President Ulysses S. Grant.
Ward Hunt (478 words)
Ward Hunt was born in Utica, New York, on June 14, 1810.
Hunt won a seat in the New York State Legislature in 1838, serving one term, and was elected mayor of Utica in 1844.
Hunt agreed to retire in 1882, when Congress passed a special retirement bill enabling him to receive a pension although he had not reached the standard pensioner age of seventy.
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