William Bristol
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William Bristol
William Bristol
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut

May 22, 1826 - March 7, 1836
John Quincy Adams
Pierpont Edwards
Andrew T. Judson
Personal details
Born
William Bristol

(1779-06-02)June 2, 1779
Hamden, Connecticut
DiedMarch 7, 1836(1836-03-07) (aged 56)
New Haven, Connecticut
EducationYale University
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William Bristol (June 2, 1779 - March 7, 1836) was a Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Education and career

Born on June 2, 1779, in Hamden, Connecticut,[1] Bristol graduated from Yale University in 1798 and read law in 1800,[1] with David Daggett.[] He entered private practice in New Haven, Connecticut starting in 1800.[1] He was United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut starting in 1812.[1] He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1817.[1] He was a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1818 to 1819.[1] He was an alderman for New Haven in 1818, 1821, and 1826.[1] He was a Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court and Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors (now the Connecticut Supreme Court) from 1819 to 1826.[1] He was the Mayor of New Haven in 1827.[1]

Federal judicial service

Bristol was nominated by President John Quincy Adams on May 15, 1826, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut vacated by Judge Pierpont Edwards.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 22, 1826, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on March 7, 1836, due to his death in New Haven.[1] He was interred in Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven.[]

Family

Bristol married Sarah Edwards of New Haven in New Haven, on January 6, 1805.[] Sarah died on December 24, 1866, aged 86 years.[]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Simeon Baldwin
Mayor of New Haven
1827
Succeeded by
David Daggett
Legal offices
Preceded by
Pierpont Edwards

1826-1836
Succeeded by
Andrew T. Judson

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