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Greene Bronson
Date: 1789 - 1863
Remarks: Bronson studied law and began what soon became an extensive practice in Utica, New York. He was surrogate judge of Oneida County and became attorney general of New York State in 1829. From 1836 until 1844 he served as judge of the New York Supreme Court, and was appointed chief justice in 1845. In 1847 he was named judge of the court of appeals of NYC, a post he held for four years. In 1853 he was named collector of the Port of New York, and two years later he ran unsuccessfully for governor.