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Townsend Scudder

Judge and Congressman Townsend Scudder
The grave of Townsend Scudder

Townsend Scudder (July 26, 1865 – February 22, 1960) was a United States Representative from New York.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • References 2
  • Bibliography 3
  • External links 4

Biography

Born in Northport, Scudder was a nephew of Henry Joel Scudder, also a U.S. Representative from New York. Townsend attended preparatory schools in Europe and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1888. He was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in New York City.

Scudder was corporation counsel for Queens County from 1893 to 1899, and was elected as a Democrat to the 56th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1899 to March 3, 1901. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1900 and resumed the practice of law. He was elected to the 58th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1905.

Scudder was a justice of the New York Supreme Court (2nd District) from 1907 to 1920, and afterwards again resumed the practice of law in New York City. In 1921, he was defeated for the New York Court of Appeals by Republican William S. Andrews. He was State park commissioner and vice president of the Long Island State Park Commission from 1924 to 1927. He was appointed to the New York Supreme Court by Governor Alfred E. Smith in February 1927, and was subsequently nominated by the two major political parties to succeed himself for the full term of fourteen years.

Scudder was active in the world of dogs. In 1932, he was the BIS (best in show) judge at the WKC (Westminster Kennel Club) dog show.[1]

Scudder remained on the bench until the end of 1936, when he reached the constitutional age limit of 70 years.

Scudder died in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1960; interment was in Putnam Cemetery.

References

  1. ^ Retrieved on 2015-01-27 from http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/shop/dvd.html.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph M. Belford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

1899–1901
Succeeded by
Frederic Storm
Preceded by
Frederic Storm
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

1903–1905
Succeeded by
William W. Cocks
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