The New York Times/1916/03/07/Charles C. Nott dies at 88

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Ex-Chief Justice of U. S. Court of Claims Was Father of Judge Nott.

Charles Cooper Nott, former Chief Justice of the United States Court of Claims and father of Judge Charles C. Nott of the Special Sessions Court, died yesterday at 151 East Sixty-first Street in his eight-ninth year. President Lincoln, whose close friend he was, appointed Mr. Nott to the Court of Claims in February, 1865, and President Cleveland made him Chief Justice in 1896. When he retired in 1905, he had served forty years in the court.

Mr. Nott was born in Schenectady, N. Y., and was a son of Professor Joel B. Nott and a grandson of Eliphalet Nott, President of Union College, from which Mr. Nott was graduated in 1848. After being admitted to the bar he removed to this city in 1850, and practised here until the beginning of the civil war, when he enlisted and was promoted to a Colonelcy.

President Lincoln appointed him to the Court of Claims two months before his death. Mr. Nott was the author of several books, his last book, "The Mystery of Pinckney Draught, New York," being published in 1909. In addition he was the author of forty-eight volumes of the Court of Claims Reports.