Charles Casper Simons

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Charles Casper Simons (May 21, 1876 – February 2, 1964) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Simons received a B.L. from the University of Michigan in 1898 and an LL.B. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1900. He was in private practice in Detroit, Michigan from 1900 to 1923, also serving as a member of the Michigan State Senate from 1903 to 1904, a Circuit court commissioner for Wayne County, Michigan from 1905 to 1906, and a member of the Michigan Constitutional Convention in 1908.

On January 31, 1923, Simons was nominated by President Warren G. Harding to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan created by 42 Stat. 837. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 6, 1923, and received his commission the same day.

On January 8, 1932, President Herbert Hoover nominated Simons for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated by Arthur Carter Denison. Simons was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 26, 1932, and received his commission on January 29, 1932. He served as chief judge from 1952-1958. He assumed senior status on September 15, 1959. Simons served in that capacity until his death.

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