Folger, Charles James 1818-1884
Jurist; born in Nantucket, Mass., April 16, 1818; graduated at Geneva (now Hobart) College in 1836; studied law in Canandaigua, N. Y.; was admitted to the bar in Albany in 1839; and returned to Geneva to practise in 1840.
He was judge of the court of common pleas in Ontario county in 1843-46, and was county judge in 1852–
Charles James Folger. 56.
Shortly after the formation of the Republican party he left the Democrats and joined the new organization.
He served as State Senator in 1861-69; for four years of that period he was president pro tem., and during the whole period was chairman of the judiciary committee.
In 1869-70 he was United States assistant treasurer in New York City; in 1871 was elected associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals; and in 1880 became chief-justice.
In November of the latter year he was re-elected to the Court of Appeals, but resigned in 1881 to accept the office of Secretary of the United States Treasury.