Baldwin, Simeon Eben, 1840–1927, American jurist and politician, b. New Haven, Conn., grad. Yale, 1861. He taught at Yale from 1869 to 1919, serving as a professor of law after 1872. His teaching and financial aid helped to increase the prestige and quality of the law school. He was appointed (1893) associate justice of the supreme court of Connecticut and in 1907 became chief justice. In the year of his compulsory retirement from judicial office (1910) he was elected governor of Connecticut and was reelected in 1912.
See biography by F. H. Jackson (1955).
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