Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Ulshoeffer, Michael

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ULSHOEFFER, Michael, jurist, b. in New York, 30 March, 1793; d. there, 6 Sept., 1881. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar of his native city in 1813, subsequently achieving a recognized position in his profession. For six years he was a member of the assembly, being the champion of a bill to revise the state constitution, writing a very able reply to Chancellor Kent's opinion disapproving the measure. He became corporation attorney, and later corporation counsel, occupying the latter office for four years. In 1834 Mr. Ulshoeffer was appointed judge of the court of common pleas, reappointed in 1843, and was elected a member of that bench in 1846 under the new constitution. At the expiration of his term Judge Ulshoeffer did not resume practice, but was frequently selected as an arbitrator and referee.