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Carroll Hincks
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   Dwight Eisenhower
Active:   2/9/1954 - 5/15/1959
Senior:   5/15/1959 - 9/30/1964
Preceded by:   Thomas Walter Swan
Succeeded by:   John Joseph Smith
Past post:   District of Connecticut
Past chief:   1948 - 1953
Past term:   1/24/1931 - 12/7/1953
Past position:   Seat #2
Personal History
Born:   November 30, 1889
Hometown:   Andover, MA
Deceased:   September 30, 1964
Undergraduate:   Yale, A.B., 1911
Law School:   Yale Law, LL.B., 1914
Military service:   U.S. Army 1917 - 1919
Carroll Clark Hincks (1889-1964) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He joined the court in 1954 after an appointment from Dwight Eisenhower. He joined the District of Connecticut in 1931 after an appointment from Herbert Hoover. He served as chief of the district court from 1948 - 1953. At the time of his appointment, he was a private practice attorney in Connecticut. He assumed senior status on May 15, 1959 and served until his death on September 30, 1964.[1]

Early life and education

  • Yale University, A.B., 1911
  • Yale Law School, LL.B., 1914[1]

Military service

Hincks served in the United States Army from 1917-1919 as a Captain in a Field Artillery division.[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New Haven, Connecticut, 1914-1916
  • Private practice, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1919-1931[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Hincks received a recess appointment from President Dwight Eisenhower on October 3, 1953 to replace Thomas Walter Swan. On January 11, 1954, he was officially nominated. He was confirmed by the Senate on February 9th of that year, and received commission that same day. Hincks assumed senior status on May 15, 1959 and continued to serve in this capacity until his death on September 30, 1964.[1] He was succeeded to his post by John Joseph Smith.

District of Connecticut

Judge Hincks was previously a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on December 15, 1930 to replace Warren Booth Burrows. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 13, 1931 and received commission on January 24th. From 1948 to 1953, he was the chief judge. He left this position on December 7, 1953, when he was appointed to the Second Circuit.[1] Hincks was succeeded in this position by Robert Palmer Anderson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Warren Booth Burrows
District of Connecticut
1931–1953
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Robert Palmer Anderson
Preceded by:
Thomas Walter Swan
Second Circuit
1954–1964
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
John Joseph Smith



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