William James Wallace
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit|
June 16, 1891 – May 8, 1907
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Henry Ward|
|Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit|
April 6, 1882 – June 16, 1891
|Appointed by||Chester Arthur|
|Preceded by||Samuel Blatchford|
|Succeeded by||Seat abolished|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York|
April 7, 1874 – April 6, 1882
|Appointed by||Ulysses Grant|
|Preceded by||Nathan Hall|
|Succeeded by||Alfred Coxe|
April 14, 1837|
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 11, 1917
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Hamilton College, New York (LLB)
A native of Syracuse, New York, Wallace attended Syracuse University and obtained a law degree from Hamilton College. He spent 15 years as a lawyer in private practice in Syracuse before serving as mayor of that city in 1873–74.
In 1874, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Wallace as a judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. In 1882, President Chester A. Arthur promoted Wallace to the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit in New York. In 1891, the Evarts Act converted Wallace's judgeship to a position on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Wallace retired from the Second Circuit in 1907 and returned to private practice in Syracuse until his death ten years later.
- William James Wallace at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
|Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit
|New seat||Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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