Victor J. Dowling
Victor James Dowling (July 20, 1866 – March 23, 1934) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
He was born on July 20, 1866, in New York City. He attended parochial schools and De La Salle Institute, and graduated from Manhattan College. He graduated from New York University School of Law in 1887, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in New York City. In 1891, he married Mary Agnes Ford.
He was a justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1905 to 1931, sat on the Appellate Division from 1911 to 1931, and was Presiding Justice of the First Department from 1927 to 1931. He resigned from the bench on February 28, 1931, and resumed his private law practice.
He was a Knight of St. Gregory, a Papal Chamberlain of the Cape and Sword, a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Lazarus, a knight of the Legion of Honor, and a knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy.
He died on March 23, 1934, of "cerebral hemorrhage".
- Victor J. Dowling at New York State Courts Historical Society
- Official New York from Cleveland to Hughes by Charles Elliott Fitch (Hurd Publishing Co., New York and Buffalo, 1911, Vol. IV; pg. 332 and 365)
- DOWLING NAMED FOR BENCH in the New York Times on October 7, 1904
- DOWLING RETIRING TO RETURN TO LAW in the New York Times on February 11, 1931 (subscription required)
- VICTOR J. DOWLING, JURIST, DIES AT 67 in the New York Times on March 24, 1934 (subscription required)
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Joseph C. Wolff
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