Robert S. Hale
"(September 24, 1822 -- December 14, 1881) Robert Safford Hale was a lawyer, judge, regent of a university, counsel for the United States, commissioner, and American politician. Hale was born in Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont and moved to Elizabethtown, New York in 1847. Hale studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. Hale was a judge of Essex County (1856-1864), appointed as a regent of the University of New York, New York City (1859), was special counsel of the United States charged with the defense of the "abandoned and captured property claims" (1868-1870), agent and counsel for the United States before the American and British Mixed Commission under the Treaty of Washington (1871 - 1873), and was appointed a commissioner of the State survey from April 29, 1876 to his death. Hale was elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Orlando Kellogg (December 3, 1866 - March 3, 1867) and to the 43rd Congress (March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875). During his time in congress, he served as Chairmen on the Committee on District of Columbia (43rd Congress) was not a candidate for reelection in 1874. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000037]"
New York Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866