Hall, Nathan Kelsey

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Full name
Nathan Kelsey Hall
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Whig
Government
Fillmore Administration (1850-53)
Federal Court
US House of Representatives
State legislature
State judge
Other state government
Local government

Nathan Kelsey Hall (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
HALL, Nathan Kelsey, a Representative from New York; born in Marcellus, Onondaga County, N.Y., March 28, 1810; moved to Erie County in early youth with his parents; attended the district school; became engaged as a shoemaker and also in agricultural pursuits; studied law in Buffalo with Millard Fillmore; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and practiced in Buffalo; from 1831 to 1837 held various local county and town offices in Erie County, including deputy clerk of the county, clerk of the board of supervisors, and city attorney; member of the board of aldermen; appointed by Governor Seward in 1839 master in chancery; judge of Erie County from January 1841 to January 1845; member of the State assembly in 1846; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; appointed Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President Fillmore and served from July 23, 1850, to August 31, 1852; appointed United States district judge for the western district of New York August 31, 1852, and held the position until his death in Buffalo, N.Y., March 2, 1874; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
"Hall, Nathan Kelsey," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000062.
How to Cite This Page: "Hall, Nathan Kelsey," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/12703.