Alexander Wolcott

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For the American critic, see Alexander Woollcott.
Alexander Wolcott
Personal details
Born (1758-09-15)September 15, 1758
Windsor, Connecticut, British
America
Died June 26, 1828(1828-06-26) (aged 69)
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Frances Burbank (1785–1800)
Lucy Waldo (1807–1828)
Children 2 daughters
2 sons
Education Yale University (BA)
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Alexander Wolcott (1758–1828) was a United States customs inspector and a nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. A leader of the Democratic-Republican Party in Connecticut, he holds the dubious distinction of being defeated by the largest percentage of any Supreme Court nominee in American history: 9–24. Nominated by President James Madison to the late William Cushing's seat in February 1811, he was unpopular because, while a United States customs inspector, he had robustly enforced the Embargo and Non-Intercourse Acts. He was also faulted as lacking legal and judicial experience.

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