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Thomas Walter Swan

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Thomas Walter Swan
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Calvin Coolidge
Active:   12/22/1926 - 7/1/1953
Chief:   1951-1953
Senior:   7/1/1953 - 7/13/1975
Preceded by:   Henry Wade Rogers
Succeeded by:   Carroll Hincks
Personal History
Born:   December 20, 1877
Hometown:   Norwich, CT
Deceased:   July 13, 1975
Undergraduate:   Yale, A.B., 1900
Law School:   Harvard Law, LL.B., 1903
Thomas Walter Swan (1877-1975) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He joined the court in 1926 after an appointment from Calvin Coolidge. At the time of appointment he was the Dean of the Yale Law School. From 1951 to 1953, he was the chief judge. On July 1, 1953, he assumed senior status. He served until his death on July 13, 1975.[1]

Early life and education

  • Yale University, A.B., 1900
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1903[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1903-1916
  • Lecturer in law, University of Chicago, 1903-1904, 1908
  • Dean and professor of law, Yale Law School, 1916-1927[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

He was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge on December 15, 1926 to replace Henry Wade Rogers. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1926, and received commission that same day. From 1951 to 1953, he was the chief judge. On July 1, 1953, he assumed senior status. He served until his death on July 13, 1975. He was succeeded to this position by Carroll Hincks.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Henry Wade Rogers
Second Circuit
1926–1975
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Carroll Hincks