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Jones, Thomas Goode (26 November 1844–28 April 1914), lawyer, politician, and judge, was born in Macon, Georgia, the first son of Samuel Goode Jones, a railroad builder and promoter, and Martha Ward Goode Jones; his parents were cousins. At the age of five he was brought by his family to Montgomery, Alabama. Educated there by private tutors, he then attended preparatory schools in Virginia prior to enrolling in the fall of 1860 at the Virginia Military Institute....

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Kent, Edward (08 January 1802–19 May 1877), lawyer, politician, and judge, was born in Concord, New Hampshire, the son of William Austin Kent, a well-to-do merchant and politician, and Charlotte Mellen. After graduating with honors from Harvard University in 1821, Kent studied law briefly with Chancellor ...

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Miller, Nathan Lewis (10 October 1868–26 June 1953), lawyer and politician, was born in Solon, Cortland County, New York, the son of Samuel Miller and Almera Russell, farmers. After graduating from normal school in 1887, he taught school for three years, then clerked in a local law office, and in 1893 was admitted to the New York bar. In 1896 he married Elizabeth Davern, a preceptress at the Marathon Academy; they had seven children. Miller practiced law in Cortland and was elected school commissioner, a position that he held until his appointment in 1900 as corporation counsel. In 1897 he became chairman of the Cortland County Republican Committee....

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Williamson, Isaac Halsted (27 September 1767–10 July 1844), attorney, governor, and chancellor of New Jersey, was born in Elizabethtown (later Elizabeth), New Jersey, the son of General Matthias Williamson and Susannah Halsted. Educated in local schools, Williamson did not attend college. He studied law with his brother Matthias, a well-known attorney, and was admitted to the bar in 1791. Williamson soon established a successful practice in Essex County and was recognized for his thoughtful and thorough grasp of the law. Lucius Q. C. Elmer, a contemporary of Williamson’s, ranked him with George Wood and ...