John Clinton Gray

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John Clinton Gray
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Gray, circa 1913
Born December 4, 1843 (1843-12-04)
Died June 28, 1915 (1915-06-29) (aged 71)
Occupation American judge

John Clinton Gray (December 4, 1843 in New York City – June 28, 1915 in Newport, Rhode Island) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was the son of John A. C. Gray and Susan Maria (Zabriskie) Gray. He was educated in Paris and at the University of Berlin. He graduated A.B. from New York University in 1865. Then he studied law at Harvard University and graduated LL.B. in 1866. In 1868, he received the degree of A.M. from New York University.

In January 1888, he was appointed to the New York Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles A. Rapallo. In November 1888, he was elected on the Democratic ticket to a full fourteen-year term, was re-elected in 1902, and remained on the bench until the end of 1913 when he reached the constitutional age limit of 70 years. In 1913, Harvard conferred the honorary title of LL.D. on him.

He died from "paralysis" and pneumonia while spending the summer vacation at Newport, RI. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx, New York).

He was a member of the National Academy of Design.

Episcopal dean George Zabriskie Gray was his brother.