John Norton Pomeroy

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John Norton Pomeroy (April 12, 1828 – February 25, 1885) was an American lawyer and legal writer.


He was born in Rochester, New York, where he practiced law for many years following his graduation from Hamilton College (1847) and his admittance to the state bar in 1851. He interrupted his law practice from 1864 to 1868 to serve as professor of law and political science and dean of the law school at New York University. He returned to the private practice of law in Rochester until 1878 prior to moving to California where he served as professor of municipal law at the University of California (1878–85). He edited Sedgwick's Statutory and Constitutional Law (1874) and Archbold's Criminal Law (1876).

He died in 1885 in San Francisco and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery across the bay in Oakland.


  • An Introduction to Municipal Law (1865)
  • An Introduction to the Constitutional Law of the United States (1868; ninth edition, 1886)
  • Remedies and Remedial Rights According to the Reformed American Procedure (1876)
  • A Treatise on Riparian Rights (1884)
  • "A Treatise on the Law of Water Rights." (1887, 1893)
  • A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence (third edition, four volumes, 1905)


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