Field, Stephen Johnson, US Associate Justice, CA

Stephen Johnson Field II:
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Born: November 4, 1816
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Birthplace: Haddam Connecticut
Father: Rev. David Dudley Field Sr. 1781 – 1867
(Buried: Stockbridge Cemetery Stockbridge Massachusetts)
Mother: Submit Dickinson 1782 – 1861
(Buried: Stockbridge Cemetery Stockbridge Massachusetts)

Wife: Sue Virginia Swearingen 1836 – 1901
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery Washington D.C.)

Children: None

Brother:
U.S. Congressman David Dudley Field 1805 – 1894
(Buried: Stockbridge Cemetery Stockbridge Massachusetts)


Political Party: Democratic Party



Education:
1837: Graduated from Williams College

Occupation before War:
1841 – 1848: Attorney in New York City New York
1850: Attorney in San Francisco California
1850 – 1857: Attorney in Marysville California
1850: Alcalde for Marysville California
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1850 – 1851: Member of California State Assembly
1857 – 1859: Associate Justice of California State Supreme Court
Had a special coat made for himself so he could fire pistols in coat
1859 – 1863: Chief Justice of California State Supreme Court

Civil War Career:
1859 – 1863: Chief Justice of California State Supreme Court
1863 – 1897: Associate Justice of United States Supreme Court
As United States Supreme Court Associate Justice wrote 544 opinions
Vocal Advocate of Substantive due process

Occupation after War:
1863 – 1897: Associate Justice of United States Supreme Court
1868: Unsuccessful Candidate for Democratic Party Nomination
1868: Proponent of 14th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution
1889: Assaulted at the age of 73 at Lathrop California Railroad Station
1897: Retired from U.S. Supreme Court after thirty – four years service



Died:
April 9, 1899
Place of Death: Washington D.C.
Age at time of Death: 82 years old
Burial Place: Rock Creek Cemetery Washington D.C.
 
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