Isaac H. Bronson

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Isaac H. Bronson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
In office
February 23, 1847 – August 13, 1855
Appointed byoperation of law
Preceded bySeat established by 9 Stat. 131
Succeeded byMcQueen McIntosh
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Florida
In office
August 8, 1846 – February 23, 1847
Appointed byJames K. Polk
Preceded bySeat established by 5 Stat. 788
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byDaniel Wardwell
Succeeded byThomas C. Chittenden
Personal details
Born
Isaac Hopkins Bronson

(1802-10-16)October 16, 1802
Waterbury, Connecticut, or
Rutland, New York
DiedAugust 13, 1855(1855-08-13) (aged 52)
Palatka, Florida
Resting placeEpiscopal Church Cemetery
Palatka, Florida
Political partyDemocratic
Educationread law

Isaac Hopkins Bronson (October 16, 1802 – August 13, 1855) was a United States Representative from New York and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Education and career[edit]

Born on October 16, 1802, in either Rutland, New York,[1] or Waterbury, Connecticut,[2] Bronson attended the common schools and read law in 1822.[1][2] He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in Watertown, New York from 1822 to 1837.[2]

Congressional service and state judicial service[edit]

Bronson was elected as a Democrat from New York's 18th congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 25th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1837, to March 3, 1839.[1] He was Chairman of the Committee on Territories for the 25th United States Congress.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the 26th United States Congress.[1] He was appointed a Judge for the Fifth Judicial District of New York on April 18, 1838, serving from 1839 to 1840.[1][2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Bronson moved to St. Augustine, St. John's County, Florida Territory, and some years later moved to Palatka, Putnam County, Florida Territory.[1] Bronson was a Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Florida Territory from 1840 to 1845.[2]

Following the State of Florida's admission to the Union on March 3, 1845, Bronson was nominated by President James K. Polk on May 5, 1846, to the United States District Court for the District of Florida, to a new seat authorized by 5 Stat. 788.[2] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 8, 1846, and received his commission the same day.[2] Bronson was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida on February 23, 1847, to a new seat authorized by 9 Stat. 131.[2] His service terminated on August 13, 1855, due to his death in Palatka, Florida.[2] He was interred in the Episcopal Church Cemetery.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h United States Congress. "Isaac H. Bronson (id: B000869)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Isaac Hopkins Bronson at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  3. ^ Isaac H. Bronson at Find a Grave

Sources[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel Wardwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

1837–1839
Succeeded by
Thomas C. Chittenden
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 5 Stat. 788
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Florida
1846–1847
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat established by 9 Stat. 131
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
1847–1855
Succeeded by
McQueen McIntosh