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SANDFORD, Lewis Halsey, jurist, born in Ovid. New York, 8 June, 1807" died in Toledo, Ohio, 27 July, 1852. He studied law at Syracuse, New York, was admitted to the bar in 1828, removed to New York city in 1833, and in 1843 was chosen assistant vice-chancellor of the first circuit. He became vice-chancellor in 1846, and from 1847 till his death was associate justice of the superior court of New York. He published "Catalogue of the New York Law Institute" (New York, 1843)" " New York Chancery Reports" (4 vols., 1846-'50)" and "New York Superior Court Reports" (1849-'52).--His brother, Edward, lawyer, born in Ovid, New York, 22 September, 1809" died at sea, 27 September, 1854, received an academic education, and at fifteen years of age set-tied in Albany, where he engaged in teaching and lecturing. He subsequently studied law, was admitted to the bat' in 1833, began practice in New York city, and in 1842 was appointed judge of the criminal court of that city. He subsequently returned to the bar, and took the highest rank in his profession. 5Ir. Sandford was a member of the New York senate in 1843. He was lost in the steamship "Arctic."
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