George Murray Hulbert

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George Murray Hulbert
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Hulbert c. 1914
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
June 15, 1934 April 26, 1950
Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by Frank Joseph Coleman
Succeeded by Edward Jordan Dimock
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1915 January 1, 1918
Preceded by Henry George Jr.
Succeeded by Jerome F. Donovan
Personal details
Born
George Murray Hulbert

(1881-05-14)May 14, 1881
Rochester, New York
DiedApril 26, 1950(1950-04-26) (aged 68)
Bayport, New York
Political party Democratic
Education New York University School of Law (LL.B.)

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Education and career

Born on May 14, 1881, in Rochester, New York, Hulbert moved to Waterloo, New York and attended the public schools. [1] [2] He received a Bachelor of Laws in 1902 from the New York University School of Law. [1] [2] He was admitted to the bar in 1902 and entered private practice in New York City from 1902 to 1934. [1] [2]

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Congressional service

Hulbert was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives of the 64th and 65th United States Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, to January 1, 1918. [1]

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Later career

Hulbert was the Commissioner of Docks and the Director of the Port of New York City starting in 1918. [1] [2] He was elected in November 1921 as President of the Board of Aldermen of New York City, serving from 1921 to 1925. [3] [4] He served as the acting Mayor of New York City during the long illness of John Francis Hylan. [1] He served as President of the Boston, Cape Cod and New York Canal Company. [1] [2]

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Removal from the Board of Aldermen

Hulbert was ousted from the Presidency of the Board after he accepted an honorary position as a member of the Finger Lakes Park Commission that was offered by New York Governor Al Smith. In a decision by New York State Supreme Court judge Joseph M. Proskauer, according to section 1549 of the New York City Charter, Hulbert automatically vacated his position in city government by accepting an appointment at the state level. [5]

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Federal judicial service

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The tombstone of George Murray Hulbert in Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Hulbert was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 6, 1934, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Judge Frank J. Coleman. [2] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 14, 1934, and received his commission on June 15, 1934. [2] His service terminated on April 26, 1950, due to his death in Bayport, New York. [6] He was interred in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 United States Congress. "George Murray Hulbert (id: H000934)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress .
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Hulbert, George Murray - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  3. "President of Aldermen". New York Times. November 9, 1921. p. 2. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. "The City Vote - Hylan's Plurality 417,986 - Craig's 249,252 - Banton's 83,680". New York Times. November 10, 1921. p. 4. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  5. "Court Ousts Hulbert From City Office; Forfeited Post By Taking State Job; Hylan Hopes Smith Will Reappoint Him - Collins His Successor - His Eligibility to the Office Since Jan. 1 Is Questioned, However - Dispute Over The Law - Governor May Have Power to Appoint Hulbert to His Old Position - Comma Figures in Case". New York Times. January 9, 1925. p. 1. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  6. "Murray Hulbert, Jurist, 65, Dead - Member of the Federal Bench Since 1934 Formerly Headed Board of Aldermen Here". New York Times . April 27, 1950. Retrieved 2009-07-26. Federal Judge Murray Hulbert died here today in his country home. He would have been 66 years old on May 14
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry George Jr.
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

1915–1918
Succeeded by
Jerome F. Donovan
Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank Joseph Coleman
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1934–1950
Succeeded by
Edward Jordan Dimock