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Oliver Wolcott

Biography of Oliver Wolcott

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Wolcott
  • First Name: Oliver
  • Date of Birth: January , 11 , 1760
  • Place of Birth (POB): Litchfield , Connecticut (US-CT, CT, 09, Conn., Ct.)
  • Date of Death: June , 1 , 1833
  • Place of Death (POD): New York , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Oliver Wolcott Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Circuit Court (1801)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: John Adams ( Federalist )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/18/1801
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 2 Stat. 89
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/20/1801
  • Commission Date: 02/20/1801
  • Date of Termination: 07/01/1802
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Abolition of Court

Oliver Wolcott in the Law School

  • Name of School: Yale College
  • Law Degree Year: 1778

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1781

Oliver Wolcott Career Path


  • Continental Army, 1777-1779
  • Clerk, Connecticut Committee on Pay-Table, 1781-1782
  • Member, Connecticut Committee on Pay-Table, 1782-1784
  • Commissioner to settle claims of Connecticut against the United States, 1784-1788
  • Comptroller of public accounts, State of Connecticut, 1788-1789
  • Auditor, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1789-1791
  • Comptroller, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1791-1795
  • Commission merchant, New York City, 1793-1815
  • Secretary of the Treasury, 1795-1800
  • Farmer, 1815-1816
  • Governor, Connecticut, 1817-1827
  • Candidate for governor, Connecticut, 1827


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  • Article Name: Oliver Wolcott
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  • Description: Biography of Oliver Wolcott Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): Wolcott First Name: Oliver Date of Birth: January , 11 [...]

This entry was last updated: January 8, 2016

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