Albert Cardozo

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Albert Cardozo
Born Albert Jacob Cardozo
(1828-12-21)December 21, 1828
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died November 8, 1885(1885-11-08) (aged 56)
New York City
Nationality American
Occupation Jurist
Spouse(s) Rebecca Washington Nathan (m. 1854)
Children Benjamin (1870–1938)

Albert Jacob Cardozo (December 21, 1828 – November 8, 1885) was an American jurist.

Albert Cardozo began practicing law in 1849, and became a justice of the Supreme Court of New York, that state's trial court. He was implicated in a Tammany Hall judicial corruption scandal that were sparked by the Erie Railway takeover wars in 1868. The scandal led to the creation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and to Cardozo's resignation from the bench in 1872. He resumed the practice of law until his death in 1885.

Albert Cardozo served as vice president and trustee of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City.

Albert Cardozo was the father of the notable jurist and United States Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo.


  • Kaufman, Andrew L. (1994). "The First Judge Cardozo: Albert, Father of Benjamin". Journal of Law & Religion 11 (1): 271–316. ISSN 0748-0814.