Field, David Dudley, 1805-1894Alternative names
New York lawyer and law reformer.
From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to Gideon Welles, 1873 May 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30463384
Field was an attorney involved in many cases touching on significant constitutional issues. He was instrumental in obtaining adoption of the Code of Civil Procedure, as well as the drafting of New York codes (1865).
From the description of Letters and brief of David Dudley Field, 1834-1890. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339496
American lawyer and writer.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : to J.A. Wills, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530314
From the description of Autograph letters (4) signed : to Horace Greeley., 18--? Jan. 26-Jul. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270474864
David Dudley Field.
Samuel Jones was Chancellor of New York 1826-1828 and Chief Justice of the New York City Superior Court 1828-1847.
From the description of David Dudley Field autograph note signed to Samuel Jones, May 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 780372419
David Dudley Field (1805-1894) was an American lawyer, reformer, author, and U.S. Congressman.
Field was born in Haddam, Connecticut on February 13, 1805. He attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts before studying law in Albany and New York City, New York. In 1829, Field married Jane Lucinda Hopkins with whom he had three children, Dudley, Jeanie and Isabella. After Hopkins death in 1836, Field remarried twice, first to Harriet Davidson (d. 1864) and second to Mary E. Carr (d. 1874). The eldest child, Dudley Field, followed in his father's footsteps, studying law. He was made a partner in his father's practice in 1854.
David Dudley Field was the author of numerous political and legal works, including works on criminal and civil procedure. He was elected to the 44th Congress to fill the vacancy left by Smith Ely, Jr. and served from January 11 to March 3, 1877. He died on April 13, 1894 in New York City.
From the guide to the Field Family Letters, 1862-1867, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)
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