William Henry Hastie

Personal

Birthday: 
11/17/1904
Birthplace: 
Knoxville, TN
Date of Death: 
4/14/1976
Place of Death: 
Philadelphia, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1930-1933
Assistant solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1933-1937
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of the Virgin Islands, 1937-1939
Dean, Howard University School of Law, 1939-1946
Civilian aide to the Secretary of War, 1940-1943
Governor, Virgin Islands, 1946-1949

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote

Education

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

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1930
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Third: 
S.J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1933

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Court Name: 

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/22/1950
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/31/1971
Termination Date: 
4/14/1976
Termination Reason: 
Death
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