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JOHNSON, Alexander Smith, jurist, born in Utica, New York, 30 July, 1817; died in Nassau, New Providence, 26 January, 1878. He was graduated at Yale in 1835, studied law, and began practice in New York city. In 1846 he was elected a judge of the New York court of appeals, and served till 1860, when he went to Utica and resumed practice in that city. In 1864 he was appointed United States commissioner for the settlement of the claims of the Hudson bay and Puget sound companies, Great Britain being represented by John Rose, of Canada. Warm praise was awarded Judge Johnson in both England and Canada for the sagacity that he displayed in the peaceful settlement of these difficulties, which at one time threatened serious results. During his term as commissioner he was regent of the University of the state of New York. In 1873 he succeeded Judge Ward Hunt as commissioner of the court of appeals, and he was United States judge of the 2d judicial district from this year until his death. Hamilton college gave him the degree of LL. D. in 1859.
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