John Joseph Smith

Personal

Birthday: 
1/25/1904
Birthplace: 
Waterbury, CT
Date of Death: 
2/16/1980
Place of Death: 
Waterbury, CT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior 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

Education

Name of School: 
Yale College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1925
Name of School - Second: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1927

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Court Name: 

Connecticut District Court

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/30/1941
Termination Date: 
9/13/1960
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
9/2/1960
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
11/6/1971
Termination Date - Second: 
2/16/1980
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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