Asa Wentworth Tenney

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Asa Wentworth Tenney (May 20, 1833 – December 10, 1897) was a United States federal judge.

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Born in Dalton, New Hampshire, Tenney graduated from Dartmouth College in 1859 and read law to enter the bar in 1863. He was in private practice in Brooklyn and New York City from 1863 to 1897. He was United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1877 to 1885.

On July 2, 1897, Tenney was nominated by President William McKinley to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York vacated by Charles L. Benedict. Tenney was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 8, 1897, and received his commission the same day. He served until his death in Brooklyn, New York on December 10, 1897.

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Preceded by
Benjamin F. Tracy
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
1877–1885
Succeeded by
Mark D. Wilbur