Francis Caffey

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Francis Caffey
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Herbert Hoover
Active:   4/30/1929 - 10/31/1947
Preceded by:   45 Stat. 1317
Succeeded by:   Sylvester Ryan
Personal History
Born:   1868
Undergraduate:   Howard College (1887), Harvard University (1891), (1892)
Law School:   Harvard Law School

Francis Gordon Caffey (1868-1951) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caffey was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on April 18, 1929, to a new seat created by 45 Stat. 1317; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 29, 1929, and received commission the next day. Caffey was succeeded in this position by Sylvester Ryan. He assumed senior status on October 31, 1947, and served in that position until his death on September 20, 1951.[1]

Early life and education

  • Harvard Law School
  • Howard College, Alabama, A.M., 1887
  • Harvard University, A.B., 1891
  • Harvard University, A.M., 1892[1]

Professional career

  • Lieutenant Colonel, Third Alabama Infantry, Spanish American War
  • Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1894-1902
  • Judge advocate general, Office of the Governor, Alabama, 1900-1902
  • Private practice, New York City, 1902-1913
  • Solicitor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1913-1917
  • U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1917-1921
  • Private practice, New York City, 1921-1929[1]

Judicial career

Southern district of New York

Caffey was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on April 18, 1929, to a new seat created by 45 Stat. 1317; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 29, 1929, and received commission the next day. Caffey was succeeded in this position by Sylvester Ryan. He assumed senior status on October 31, 1947, and served in that position until his death on September 20, 1951.[1]

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
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Southern District of New York
1929–1947
Succeeded by:
Sylvester Ryan