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Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Biography of Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Cardozo
  • First Name: Benjamin
  • Middle Name: Nathan
  • Date of Birth: May , 24 , 1870
  • Place of Birth (POB): New York , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: July , 9 , 1938
  • Place of Death (POD): Port Chester, Long Island , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Herbert Hoover ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/15/1932
  • Seat vacated by: Holmes , Oliver Wendell
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/15/1932
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 02/23/1932
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/24/1932
  • Commission Date: 03/02/1932
  • Date of Termination: 07/09/1938
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo in the Law School

  • Name of School: Columbia College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1889

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Columbia Law School
  • Degree: Master of Arts (A.M.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1890

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo Career Path


  • Private practice, New York City, 1891-1914
  • Associate justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1914-1917
  • Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, 1917-1932; chief judge, 1926-1932

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Fifth Circuit, March 28, 1932-November 7, 1937
  • Seventh Circuit, November 8, 1937-July 9, 1938


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Allotment as Circuit Justice

Bachelor of Arts

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