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Henry Friendly
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Dwight Eisenhower
Active:   9/10/1959 - 4/15/1974
Chief:   1971-1973
Senior:   4/15/1974 - 3/11/1986
Preceded by:   Harold Medina
Succeeded by:   Ellsworth Van Graafeiland
Personal History
Born:   July 3, 1903
Hometown:   Elmira, NY
Deceased:   March 11, 1986
Undergraduate:   Harvard '23
Law School:   Harvard Law '27
Henry Jacob Friendly (1903-1986) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He joined the court in 1959 after an appointment from Dwight Eisenhower. At the time of appointment, he was a private practice attorney and the Vice president and general counsel of Pan American World Airways. He served as chief judge from 1971-1973. He assumed senior status on April 15, 1974, and served in that capacity until his death on March 11, 1986.[1]

Early life and education

  • Harvard College, A.B., 1923
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1927[1]

Professional career

  • Law clerk, Justice Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court of the United States, 1927-1928
  • Private practice, New York City, 1928-1959
  • Vice president and general counsel, Pan American World Airways, New York City, 1946-1959[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Friendly was nominated by President Dwight Eisenhower on March 10, 1959, to a seat vacated by Harold Medina; he was confirmed by the Senate on September 9, 1959, and received his commission on September 10th. He served as chief judge from 1971-1973. He assumed senior status on April 15, 1974, and served in that capacity until his death on March 11, 1986. He was succeeded to the post by Ellsworth Van Graafeiland.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Harold Medina
Second Circuit
1959–1986
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Ellsworth Van Graafeiland