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Jerome Frank

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Jerome Frank
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Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Active:   3/27/1941 - 1/13/1957
Preceded by:   Robert Porter Patterson, Sr.
Succeeded by:   Leonard Moore
Personal History
Born:   September 10, 1889
Hometown:   New York, NY
Deceased:   January 13, 1957
Undergraduate:   University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1909
Law School:   University of Chicago Law, J.D., 1912
Jerome New Frank (1889-1957) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He joined the court in 1941 after an appointment from Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At the time of his appointment, he was the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He served until his death on January 13, 1957.[1]

Early life and education

  • University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1909
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1912[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1912-1929
  • Private practice, New York City, 1930-1933
  • Research associate, Yale Law School, 1932
  • General counsel, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1933-1935
  • Special counsel, Reconstruction Finance Corporation in railroad reorganization, 1935
  • Private practice, New York City, 1936-1937
  • Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1937-1941
  • Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1939-1941[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Frank was nominated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on February 13, 1941, to a seat vacated by Robert Porter Patterson, Sr.; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 20, 1941, and received commission on March 27th. He served until his death on January 13, 1957.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Leonard Moore.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert Porter Patterson, Sr.
Second Circuit
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Leonard Moore