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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports


volume 13, page(s) 4-5

Born in Norwich, December 14th, 1761; educated at Yale-College where he graduated in 1781; was preceptor of the Academy in Albany, in 1782, and in 1783 become a Tutor in Yale-College, and held that situation three years; read law with Judge Chauncey, and was admitted to the Bar, in New Haven county, in 1786, and settled in the city of New-Haven, in the practice of the law. In 1790, he was appointed clerk of the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for Connecticut, and held that office until the fall of 1803, when having been elected a representative in the eighth Congress of the United States, he resigned his office of clerk; attended the two sessions of that Congress, and declining a re-election, he was, in 1805, again appointed clerk of the district and circuit courts by Judge Law, and was, in 1806 removed by his successor, Judge Edwards. In the fall of the same year, he was appointed an Associate Judge of the Superior Court, and of the Supreme Court of Errors, and continued in office until superseded, in May 1817.

He then returned to the Bar, for a short period, until his son became established in practice in the same county. In 1802, he was appointed, by the General Assembly, one of the commissioners of the Farmington Canal, and was made President of that board. In 1826, he was chosen Mayor of the city of New-Haven. Having seen the canal located, made and extended to Connecticut river in Northampton, he resigned his office of commissioner in 1830, and has not since sustained any public office.

volume 20, page 20

The Hon. Simeon Baldwin...died, on the morning of the 26th of May 1851, in the ninetieth year of his age.