A. Dayton Oliphant
|Alfred Dayton Oliphant|
|Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court|
October 28, 1887|
Trenton, New Jersey
June 25, 1963 75) (aged|
Princeton, New Jersey
University of Pennsylvania
Alfred Dayton Oliphant (October 28, 1887 – June 25, 1963) was a Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1945 to 1946, and again from 1948 to 1957.
Oliphant was born in Trenton, New Jersey on October 28, 1887, the son of Civil War General Samuel Duncan Oliphant and Elizabeth Van Dever (Dayton) Oliphant.
After graduating from the Lawrenceville School, he received his BA from Princeton University and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) University of Pennsylvania. He married Marguerite A. Broughton on June 21, 1924.
Oliphant was circuit judge for Hudson, Middlesex and Mercer counties from 1927 to 1945. He was an associate justice of New Jersey Supreme Court, 1945–46 and again from 1948 to 1957. He served as Chancellor of New Jersey Court of Chancery from 1946 to 1948 during the rewriting of the Constitution of New Jersey and the reorganization of the state court system.
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