Elisha Peck

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Elisha Wolsey Peck (born 1799 - died 1888) was the 12th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama.

Peck began his law career in New York, but moved to Elyton in 1824 and opened a law office there. He moved to Tuscaloosa in 1832 and served on the middle division of the Chancery Court from 1839 to 1841. He opposed Alabama's secession from the United States in 1861. In 1868 he became the state's Chief Justice and served for five years.

In 2009 Peck was inducted into the Alabama Lawyers Hall of Fame.


  • Valasco, Eric (April 3, 2009) "Inductees to the Alabama Lawyers Hall of Fame: Edward Friend Jr., Elisha Peck, Vernon Crawford and John Scott." Birmingham News