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Benjamin Robbins Curtis

AKA Benjamin Robbins Curtis, Sr.

Born: 4-Nov-1809
Birthplace: Watertown, MA
Died: 15-Sep-1874
Location of death: Newport, RI
Cause of death: Illness [1]
Remains: Buried, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian [2]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Whig

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Supreme Court Justice, 1851-57


[1] Chandler Robbins, Memoir of the Hon. Benjamin Robbins Curtis (1878), page 25: "He gradually became more ill, until in July he was seized with a complicated disorder, which after two months terminated in congestion of the brain, and caused his death, which took place on the 15th of September, 1874."

[2] At one time a Unitarian. See his Memoir, page 322.

Father: Benjamin Curtis (ship captain, d. 1814)
Mother: Lois Robbins
Brother: George Ticknor Curtis (b. 28-Nov-1812)
Wife: Eliza M. Woodward (m. 8-May-1833, d. Jul-1844)
Wife: Anna Wroe Curtis (m. 5-Jan-1846, d. 24-Apr-1860)
Wife: Maria Malleville Allen (m. 29-Aug-1861, until his death)
Daughter: Annie Wroe Scollay Curtis
Son: Benjamin R. Curtis, Jr.

    High School: Medford, MA (boarding school)
    University:
Harvard University (1829)
    Law School: LLD, Harvard Law School (1832)

    US Supreme Court Justice Justice (10-Oct-1851 to 30-Sep-1857, resigned)
    Massachusetts State House of Representatives (1849-51)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1854
    Harvard Society of Fellows 1846
    Massachusetts Bar Association 1832
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    English Ancestry Paternal


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