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The Hon. William Gardner Choate, A.M., LL.B. was born on 30 Aug 1830 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA to Dr. George Choate (1796 - 1880) and Margaret Manning Hodges (1805 - 1887). He married on 29 Jun 1870 to Mary Lyman Atwater ( - ).

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He graduated from Harvard with the class of 1852. From 1855 to 1857 in Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA and then in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA he was in private practice until 1865. From 1865 to 1878 in Manhattan, New York, USA he was in private practice. On 14 Mar 1878 he was nominated by President Rutherford B. Hayes to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and his appointment was confirmed on 25 Mar 1678; he served until 1 Jun 1881. From 1881 to 1920 in Manhattan, New York, USA he resumed his private practice. In 1890 he founded Choate School and later in 1896 he founded Choate Rosemary Hall. From 1902 to 1903 he was the President of the New York City Bar Association.

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Goodman van Choate ( - )

Robert Choate ( - 1638) 

m. Sarah ( - ) 

Sgt. John Choate (1624 - 1695)

m. Anne Carramas (1637 - 1727)

Capt. Thomas Choate (1671 - 1745)

m. Mary Varney (1669 - 1733)

Francis "Esquire" Choate (1701 - 1777)

m. Hannah Perkins (1708 - 1778)

Capt. William Choate (1730 - 1785)

m. Mary Low (1732 - 1815)

George Choate (1762 - 1826)

m. Susanna Choate (1762 - 1880)

Dr. George Choate, Jr. (1796 - 1880)

m. Margaret Manning Hodges (1805 - 1887)

  • Hon. William Gardner Choate, A.M., LL.B.

Caroline Choate (1834 - 1889)

m. Dr. Ernst Bruno von Gersdorff (1820 - 1883)

Carl August de Gersdorff (1865 - 1944)

m. Helen Suzette Crowninshield (1868 - 1941)

Chevaliere Josephine de Gersdorff (1895 - 1975)

m. Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892 - 1970)

Chevalier Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921 - 2014)

m. Sally Sterling Quinn (b. 1941)

Chevalier Quinn Josiah Crowninshield Bradlee, KJ (b. 1982)

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