Family tree of Reuben H. WALWORTH

American politician

AmericanBorn Reuben Hyde WALWORTH

American lawyer and politician, he was the last Chancellor of New York

Born on October 26, 1788 in Bozrah, Connecticut, USA , United States

Died on November 27, 1867 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

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Walworth was the son of Benjamin Walworth and Apphia (Hyde Cardell) Walworth. The family removed to Hoosick, New York, when Reuben was still a child. He studied law at Troy, was admitted to the bar in 1809, and commenced practice in Plattsburgh. On January 16, 1812, he married Maria Ketchum Averill (1795–1847).

Walworth was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 17th United States Congress, holding office from December 3, 1821, to March 3, 1823. In April 1823, Walworth was appointed as Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court, and in October removed to Saratoga Springs. In 1828, Walworth was appointed Chancellor of New York, and remained in office until July 1847 when the office was abolished by the State Constitution of 1846.


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