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"Why Don't You Speak for Yourself, John?"
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The subject was born in New York, the son of the artist Archibald Robertson and his wife Eliza (Abramse) Robertson. A noted jurist, he served as assistant vice-chancellor of the State of New York in 1846-48 and as surrogate judge of New York County in the latter year; in 1859 he was elected a judge of the superior court of New York City and in 1866 was chosen chief justice, an office he held until his death two years later.
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
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