William Bristol

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William Bristol
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
In office
May 22, 1826 – March 7, 1836
Appointed byJohn Quincy Adams
Preceded byPierpont Edwards
Succeeded byAndrew T. Judson
Personal details
Born
William Bristol

(1779-06-02)June 2, 1779
Hamden, Connecticut
DiedMarch 7, 1836(1836-03-07) (aged 56)
New Haven, Connecticut
EducationYale University
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William Bristol (June 2, 1779 – March 7, 1836) was a Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Education and career[edit]

Born on June 2, 1779, in Hamden, Connecticut,[1] Bristol graduated from Yale University in 1798 and read law in 1800,[1] with David Daggett.[citation needed] He entered private practice in New Haven, Connecticut starting in 1800.[1] He was United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut starting in 1812.[1] He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1817.[1] He was a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1818 to 1819.[1] He was an alderman for New Haven in 1818, 1821, and 1826.[1] He was a Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court and Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors (now the Connecticut Supreme Court) from 1819 to 1826.[1] He was the Mayor of New Haven in 1827.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Bristol was nominated by President John Quincy Adams on May 15, 1826, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut vacated by Judge Pierpont Edwards.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 22, 1826, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on March 7, 1836, due to his death in New Haven.[1] He was interred in Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven.[citation needed]

Family[edit]

Bristol married Sarah Edwards of New Haven in New Haven, on January 6, 1805.[citation needed] Sarah died on December 24, 1866, aged 86 years.[citation needed]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Simeon Baldwin
Mayor of New Haven
1827
Succeeded by
David Daggett
Legal offices
Preceded by
Pierpont Edwards
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
1826–1836
Succeeded by
Andrew T. Judson