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Benjamin Robbins Curtis

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: Anglican/Episcopalian [2]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge

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)
Mother: Lois Robbins
Wife: Eliza M. Woodward (m. 8-May-1833, d. 1844)
Wife: Anna Wroe Curtis (m. 5-Jan-1846, d. 1860)
Wife: Maria M. Allen (m. 29-Aug-1861, until his death)

    University: Harvard University (1829)
    Law School: Harvard Law School

    US Supreme Court Justice Justice (10-Oct-1851 to 30-Sep-1857, resigned)
    Massachusetts State House of Representatives (1851)
    Massachusetts Bar Association 1832

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