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John Joseph Smith

Biography of John Joseph Smith

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Smith
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: Joseph
  • Date of Birth: January , 25 , 1904
  • Place of Birth (POB): Waterbury , Connecticut (US-CT, CT, 09, Conn., Ct.)
  • Date of Death: February , 16 , 1980
  • Place of Death (POD): Waterbury , Connecticut (US-CT, CT, 09, Conn., Ct.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Joseph Smith Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Franklin D. Roosevelt ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 10/16/1941
  • Seat vacated by: Thomas , Edwin S.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 10/16/1941
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/27/1941
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/28/1941
  • Commission Date: 10/30/1941
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1953
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1960
  • Date of Termination: 09/13/1960
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of John Joseph Smith

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Promoted by President: Dwight D. Eisenhower ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/11/1960
  • Seat vacated by: Hincks , Carroll Clark
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/11/1960
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 08/30/1960
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/01/1960
  • Commission Date: 09/02/1960
  • Retirement from Active Service: 11/06/1971
  • Date of Termination: 02/16/1980
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John Joseph Smith in the Law School

  • Name of School: Yale College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1925

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Yale Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1927

John Joseph Smith Career Path

Employment:

  • Research fellow, Yale Law School, 1927-1928
  • Private practice, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1928-1941
  • U.S. representative from Connecticut, 1935-1941
  • Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, August 27, 1959; no Senate vote

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