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John W. Wescott
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  John W. Wescott was born in Waterford, New Jersey, on February 20, 1849. He received a common school education under Charles T. Reed, whom he afterward succeeded as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Camden County. He served in that county from 1884 to 1887. At the age of 16, Wescott entered Wilbraham Academy in Massachusetts and graduated three years later. He then entered Yale College, where he spent four years in the classical department and three years in the law department. In 1872 he graduated from the former, and in 1876 from the latter.
  On January 20, 1914 Governor James Fielder nominated Wescott to the Office of the Attorney General and he was promptly confirmed by the Senate.
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