Isaac Fletcher Redfield, an American jurist, born in Weathersfield, Vt., April 10, 1804. He graduated at Dartmouth college in 1825, studied law, and practised at Derby and afterward at Windsor, Vt. From 1835 to 1860 he was a judge of the supreme court, being chief justice from 1852; and from 1858 to 1862 he was professor of medical jurisprudence in Dartmouth college. In 1861 he removed to Boston, where he still resides (1875). From January, 1867, he was for two years special counsel of the United States in Europe, having charge of many important suits and legal matters in England and France. He received the degree of LL. D. from Trinity college in 1848, and from Dartmouth in 1855. He has published "The Law of Railways" (1857; 5th ed., 2 vols., 1873); "The Law of Wills" (3 vols., 1864); "The Law of Carriers and Bailments" (1869); "Leading American Railway Cases" (2 vols., 1870); and with W. A. Her-rick, "A Treatise on Civil Pleading and Practice" (1868). Since 1862 he has been one of the editors of the "American Law Register" (Philadelphia); and he has also edited Story "On Equity Pleadings" and "Conflict of Laws," and Greenleaf "On Evidence," and has contributed very largely to periodicals.