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OGDEN, Wesley, jurist, born in Brockport, New York, 16 December, 1818. He was educated in public schools and at Genesee Wesleyan seminary, Lima, New York, after which he studied in Ohio, where in 1845 he was admitted to the bar. In 1849 he emigrated to Texas and began the practice of his profession in Lavaca, where he continued until the beginning of the civil war. He then left the state, and from 1863 until the close of the war resided in New Orleans, after which he settled in San Antonio, Texas During 1865-'7 he held the office of district attorney, and then was district judge until 1870, when he became a judge of the state supreme court.
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