Cardozo, Benjamin Nathan
(1870-1938)
   Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo was born in New York City and educated at home. He attended Columbia College and then Columbia Law School. After leaving law school in 1889 without graduating, he passed the bar exams and practiced law in New York City. He served as a justice of the Supreme Court of New York from 1913 to 1914, when he moved to the New York Court of Appeals. He became chief judge in 1926 and moved to Albany, New York. He also published a number of legal texts and was founder and vice president of the American Law Institute.
   In 1932, President Herbert Hoover nominated Cardozo to succeed Oliver Wendell Holmes on the Supreme Court. Cardozo demonstrated a liberal inclination in generally supporting New Deal legislation, upholding federal regulation of the economy and arguing strongly in favor of sociological jurisprudence. He was also active in a number of Jewish organizations.

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  • Cardozo, Benjamin (Nathan) — born May 24, 1870, New York, N.Y., U.S. died July 9, 1938, Port Chester U.S. jurist. Born into a distinguished Jewish family, he was admitted to the New York bar in 1891 and became a successful courtroom lawyer. Elected to the state Supreme Court …   Universalium

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