Emory A. Chase

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Emory Albert Chase
Emory A. Chase (1897)
Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
In office
Personal details
Born August 31, 1854
Windham, New York
Died June 25, 1921 (1921-06-26) (aged 66)
Catskill, New York
Profession Lawyer and judge

Emory Albert Chase (August 31, 1854 – June 25, 1921) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.[1]


Emory A. Chase and Frank H. Hiscock in 1913

He was born on August 31, 1854 to Albert Chase and Laura (Woodworth) Chase in Hensonville, New York. He attended the public school at Hensonville, and continued his studies at the Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, but did not graduate. He studied law in the office of Rufus H. King and Joseph Hallock in Catskill, and was admitted to the bar in 1880, and started work at the firm of Hallock & Jennings. In 1882 he joined the firm which became Hallock, Jennings & Chase. On June 30, 1885, he married Mary E. Churchill, and they had two children: Jessie Churchill Chase and Albert Woodworth Chase. After Hallock’s retirement in September 1890, his law firm continued as Jennings & Chase until December 1896.[1]

He was a justice of the New York Supreme Court (3rd District) from 1897 to 1920, from 1900 on the Appellate Division, Third Dept.

In January 1906, he was designated[2] by Governor Frank W. Higgins to the New York Court of Appeals under the amendment of 1899.

In 1912 and 1914, he ran on the Republican ticket for a regular seat on the Court of Appeals but was defeated twice. In 1920, he ran again and finally, in the meanwhile having become the senior associate judge, was elected to a fourteen-year term, but died a half year later on June 25, 1921 in Catskill, New York.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Hon. Emory Albert Chase". Biographical Review. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  2. ^ A "designation" is an appointment which does not require confirmation by the State Senate.
  3. ^ "Judge Emory A. Chase Dies in His Sleep". New York Times. June 26, 1921. Retrieved 2010-02-07. Emory A. Chase, who was re-elected to the Court of Appeals last Fall, having sat on that bench since January 9, 1906, died of heart disease at his home here this afternoon without awakening after lying down for a nap after luncheon. He was the senior member of the Court of Appeals in point of service when nominated by the Republicans last election