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LEARNED, William Law, jurist, born in New London, Connecticut, 24 July, 1821. He was graduated at Yale in 1841, studied law in New London and in Troy, New York, was admitted to the bar in 1844, and practised in Albany, New York, until 1870, when he was appointed by Governor John T. Hoffman a justice of the supreme court to fill a vacancy. In the same year he was the Democratic nominee for the office, and was retained in it by the popular vote. In 1875 Governor Samuel J. Tilden appointed him presiding justice of the third division. At the close of his term he was continued on the bench in the election of 1884, and reappointed presiding justice by Governor Grover Cleveland. He has been a professor in the Albany law school since 1874, lecturing on equity, Roman law, and trials of eases, and is president of that institution. Judge Learned edited "Madame Knight's Journal" (Albany, 1865)and "Earle's Microcosmography " (1867), and compiled the "Learned Genealogy" (1882).
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