Michael Ulshoeffer

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Michael Ulshoeffer (March 30, 1793–September 6, 1881) was a New York City lawyer, politician and judge.


Ulshoeffer studied law and was admitted to the bar of his native city in 1813. For six years he was a member of the New York State Assembly, being the champion of a bill to revise the state constitution, writing a reply to Chancellor Kent's opinion disapproving the measure. He became corporation attorney, and later corporation counsel, occupying the latter office for four years. In 1834 Ulshoeffer was appointed judge of the court of common pleas, reappointed in 1843, and was elected a member of that bench in 1846 under the new constitution. At the expiration of his term Ulshoeffer did not resume practice, but was frequently selected as an arbitrator and referee.