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Alonzo Jay Edgerton

Biography of Alonzo Jay Edgerton

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Edgerton
  • First Name: Alonzo
  • Middle Name: Jay
  • Date of Birth: June , 7 , 1827
  • Place of Birth (POB): Rome, Oneida County , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: August , 9 , 1896
  • Place of Death (POD): Sioux Falls , South Dakota (US-SD, 46, S. Dak., S.D., SoDak)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Alonzo Jay Edgerton Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of South Dakota
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Benjamin Harrison ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/16/1889
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 11/19/1889
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 25 Stat. 676
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/16/1889
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 01/14/1890
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 01/16/1890
  • Commission Date: 01/16/1890
  • Date of Termination: 08/09/1896
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Alonzo Jay Edgerton in the Law School

  • Name of School: Wesleyan University
  • Law Degree Year: 1850

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1855

Alonzo Jay Edgerton Career Path


  • Private practice, Mantorville, Minnesota, 1855-1861, 1867-1871, 1874-1877, 1878-1881
  • Prosecutor, Dodge County, Minnesota
  • State senator, Minnesota, 1858-1859
  • U.S. Army, 1861-1867
  • Railroad commissioner, State of Minnesota, 1871-1874
  • State representative, Minnesota, 1877-1878
  • U.S. senator from Minnesota, 1881
  • Judge, U.S. District Court, Dakota Territory, 1881-1885
  • Private practice, Mitchell, Dakota Territory, 1885-1889


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