Albert Francis Judd

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Albert Francis Judd

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Gerrit P. Judd and Laura Judd
Husband of Agnes Hall Judd
Father of Sophie Cooke; James Robert Judd and Lawrence M. Judd, 7th Territorial Governor of Hawaii
Brother of Elizabeth Wilder and Sybil Augusta Carter

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About Albert Francis Judd

Albert Francis Judd (1838–1900) was a judge of the Kingdom of Hawaii who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court through its transition into part of the United States.


Judd was born January 7, 1838 at what was known as the "Old Mission Home" in Honolulu. His father was the physician and statesman Gerrit P. Judd (1803–1873) and mother was Laura Fish (1804–1872).

On his father's side, he was a descendant of Thomas Hastings who came from the East Anglia region of England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634. Judd attended Punahou School (founded by his father), and two years of study under William DeWitt Alexander 1858–1860. After graduating from Yale in 1862, he received a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1864.

On April 4, 1872 in Geneva, New York he married Agnes Hall Boyd (1844–?) and they had nine children:

1.Agnes Elizabeth Judd, born November 18, 1873

2.Albert Francis Judd, Jr., was born December 20, 1874 and married Madeline Perry Hartwell, daughter of judge Alfred S. Hartwell in 1899 who had four children.

3.James Robert Judd was born May 20, 1876 and married Alice Louise Marshall in 1908.

4.Allan Wilkes Judd was born February 27, 1879 and married Elizabeth Anna McCarthy in 1907.

5.Henry Pratt Judd was born March 15, 1880 and married Martha Stevens Case in 1909.

6.Charles Sheldon Judd was born July 11, 1881 and married Louise Luqiens in 1910.

7.Sophie Boyd Judd, born May 17, 1883, married George Paul Cooke (1881–1960), was mother of Francis Judd Cooke and died in 1966. Their great-grandson was Steve Cooke. George Paul was son of businessman Charles Montague Cooke, grandson of Amos Starr Cooke.

8.Gerrit Parmele Judd was born February 15, 1885 and married Marguerite Foulke in 1910.

9.Lawrence McCully Judd was born March 20, 1887 and became Governor of the Territory of Hawaii in 1929–1934.

He died May 20, 1900 in Honolulu after an illness of several months.


He served in the army of the Kingdom from 1866 to 1871 rising to the rank of Captain. From 1868 through 1873 he served in the House of Representatives and from 1868 in the House of Nobles of the Legislature of the Hawaiian Kingdom. In 1873 he helped elect King Lunalilo, and served as attorney general from January 13, 1873 until February 17, 1874. He then helped elect King Kalākaua after Lunalilo's short reign. He was appointed as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1874, and promoted to Chief Justice November 5, 1881. He served as Chief justice for 19 years until his death. Walter F. Frear then became Chief Justice. In 1881 he served on a commission to revise laws of the Kingdom. He was a stabilizing influence throughout the turbulent overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893, Provisional Government of Hawaii, Republic of Hawaii, and finally formation of the Territory of Hawaii in 1898.

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Albert Francis Judd's Timeline

January 7, 1838
Age 37
May 17, 1883
Age 45
March 20, 1887
Age 49
May 20, 1900
Age 62