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Born January 7, 1809, in Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Died June 16, 1879, in Norfolk
Appointed May 6, 1869, by the commander of the First Military District overseeing civilian government in Virginia during Reconstruction and took the qualifying oath on May 12, 1869. Service terminated by the restoration of civilian rule in Virginia on January 26, 1870, and the subsequent election of a new court. After President Horace Blois Burnham was removed by joint legislative resolution on February 22, 1870, Dorman served as court president for three days, from February 22-25, 1870.
Other judicial service:
Judge, Norfolk Corporation Court, 1868-1869
Amherst College, B.A., 1831; M.A., 1847
Read law with Azon Taber, Albany, New York, 1831-1833; and Charles Downing, St. Augustine, Florida, 1834-1835
Teacher, Albany Female Academy, Albany, New York, 1831-1833
Private practice, Jacksonville, Florida, 1835-1840; St. Augustine, Florida, 1840-1847; and Chicago, 1847-1853
Botanist, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1853-1861
Second Seminole War
Civil War (Union)
J. Jefferson Looney, Orloff Mather Dorman (1809-1879), Dictionary of Virginia Biography (2016); “Orloff Mather Dorman,” in Robert S. Fletcher and Robert O. Young, Amherst College Biographical Record: Centennial Edition, 1822-1921, retrieved on March 5, 2014.