List of federal judges appointed by Herbert Hoover

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President Herbert Hoover.
Charles Evans Hughes was Hoover's pick for Chief Justice.
One of Hoover's first appellate court appointees, Curtis D. Wilbur had previously been nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Calvin Coolidge, but the nomination was not acted on before the end of Coolidge's presidency.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President Herbert Hoover during his presidency.[1] In total Hoover appointed 62 federal judges: three Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States (including one chief justice), 16 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 43 judges to the United States district courts.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Cardozo, Benjamin N.Benjamin N. Cardozo Seat 2 New York March 2, 1932 July 9, 1938
Hughes, Charles EvansCharles Evans Hughes Chief Justice New York February 13, 1930 June 30, 1941 August 27, 1948
Roberts, OwenOwen Roberts Seat 8 Pennsylvania May 20, 1930 July 31, 1945

Courts of Appeals[edit]

Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Gardner, Archibald K.Archibald K. Gardner Eighth May 23, 1929 September 30, 1960 January 21, 1962
Groner, Duncan LawrenceDuncan Lawrence Groner D.C. Cir. February 21, 1931 December 7, 1937
Hitz, WilliamWilliam Hitz D.C. Cir. February 6, 1931 July 3, 1935
Hutcheson, Jr., Joseph ChappellJoseph Chappell Hutcheson, Jr. Fifth January 26, 1931 November 4, 1964 January 18, 1973
McDermott, George ThomasGeorge Thomas McDermott Tenth April 30, 1929 January 19, 1937
Morton, Jr., James MadisonJames Madison Morton, Jr. First January 9, 1932 September 30, 1939 June 26, 1940
Phillips, Orie LeonOrie Leon Phillips Tenth April 29, 1929 January 1, 1956 November 14, 1974
Sanborn, Jr., John B.John B. Sanborn, Jr. Eighth January 23, 1932 June 30, 1959 March 7, 1964
Sawtelle, William HenryWilliam Henry Sawtelle Ninth January 29, 1931 December 17, 1934
Sibley, Samuel HaleSamuel Hale Sibley Fifth January 24, 1931 October 1, 1949 October 13, 1958
Simons, Charles CasperCharles Casper Simons Sixth January 29, 1932 September 15, 1959 February 2, 1964
Soper, Morris AmesMorris Ames Soper Fourth May 6, 1931[2] June 2, 1955 March 11, 1963
Sparks, William MorrisWilliam Morris Sparks Seventh October 31, 1929 November 13, 1948 January 7, 1950
Thompson, Joseph WhitakerJoseph Whitaker Thompson Third January 29, 1931 May 1, 1938 January 7, 1946
Wilbur, Curtis D.Curtis D. Wilbur Ninth May 2, 1929 May 10, 1945 September 8, 1954
Wilson, ScottScott Wilson First October 2, 1929 March 31, 1940 October 22, 1942

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Adkins, Jesse CorcoranJesse Corcoran Adkins D.D.C. June 17, 1930 October 15, 1946 March 29, 1955
Avis, John BoydJohn Boyd Avis D.N.J. October 2, 1929 January 21, 1944
Barnes, John PeterJohn Peter Barnes N.D. Ill. March 4, 1931 September 15, 1957 December 31, 1958
Briggle, Charles GuyCharles Guy Briggle S.D. Ill. January 25, 1932 August 1, 1958 June 6, 1972
Bryant, RandolphRandolph Bryant E.D. Tex. January 24, 1931 April 24, 1951
Byers, Mortimer W.Mortimer W. Byers E.D.N.Y. November 20, 1929 February 1, 1960 March 5, 1962
Caffey, Francis GordonFrancis Gordon Caffey S.D.N.Y. April 30, 1929 October 31, 1947 September 20, 1951
Chesnut, William CalvinWilliam Calvin Chesnut D. Md. May 9, 1931[3] July 31, 1953 October 16, 1962
Cosgrave, GeorgeGeorge Cosgrave S.D. Cal. April 8, 1930 August 31, 1940 August 4, 1945
Cox, Joseph WinstonJoseph Winston Cox D.D.C. July 7, 1930 September 9, 1939
Coxe, Jr., Alfred ConklingAlfred Conkling Coxe, Jr. S.D.N.Y. May 1, 1929 January 31, 1951 December 21, 1957
Fee, James AlgerJames Alger Fee D. Or. March 18, 1931[4] April 30, 1954
Forman, PhillipPhillip Forman D.N.J. June 25, 1932 September 20, 1959
Galston, Clarence G.Clarence G. Galston E.D.N.Y. April 29, 1929 January 1, 1957 January 22, 1964
Glenn, Jr., John LylesJohn Lyles Glenn, Jr. W.D.S.C.
E.D.S.C.
April 29, 1929 May 2, 1938
Hincks, Carroll C.Carroll C. Hincks D. Conn. January 24, 1931 December 7, 1953
Hollzer, Harry AaronHarry Aaron Hollzer S.D. Cal. March 3, 1931 January 14, 1946
Hopkins, Richard JosephRichard Joseph Hopkins D. Kan. December 19, 1929 August 28, 1943
Johnson, George E. Q.George E. Q. Johnson N.D. Ill. August 3, 1932[5] March 3, 1933
Joyce, Matthew M.Matthew M. Joyce D. Minn. February 11, 1932 October 11, 1954 January 12, 1956
Kennamer, Charles BrentsCharles Brents Kennamer N.D. Ala.
M.D. Ala.
February 25, 1931 June 3, 1955
June 3, 1955[6]
Kennerly, Thomas MartinThomas Martin Kennerly S.D. Tex. February 7, 1931 August 29, 1954 July 29, 1962
Knight, JohnJohn Knight W.D.N.Y. March 18, 1931[7] June 15, 1955
Letts, F. DickinsonF. Dickinson Letts D.D.C. May 5, 1931[8] May 31, 1961 January 19, 1965
Luhring, Oscar RaymondOscar Raymond Luhring D.D.C. July 3, 1930 August 18, 1944
McLellan, Hugh DeanHugh Dean McLellan D. Mass. February 10, 1932 September 30, 1941
McMillan, Robert JohnstonRobert Johnston McMillan W.D. Tex. January 19, 1932 October 27, 1941
Nields, John PercyJohn Percy Nields D. Del. July 3, 1930 September 30, 1941 August 26, 1943
Nordbye, Gunnar HansGunnar Hans Nordbye D. Minn. March 18, 1931[9] March 6, 1967 November 5, 1977
O'Brien, Ernest AloysiusErnest Aloysius O'Brien E.D. Mich. March 4, 1931 October 9, 1948
O'Donoghue, Daniel WilliamDaniel William O'Donoghue D.D.C. October 28, 1931[10] October 31, 1946 June 29, 1948
Patterson, Robert P.Robert P. Patterson S.D.N.Y. May 13, 1930 March 22, 1939
Paul, Jr., JohnJohn Paul, Jr. W.D. Va. January 14, 1932 August 1, 1958 February 13, 1964
Proctor, James McPhersonJames McPherson Proctor D.D.C. March 2, 1931 March 5, 1948
Sames, Albert MorrisAlbert Morris Sames D. Ariz. February 21, 1931 April 1, 1946 March 16, 1958
Strum, Louie WillardLouie Willard Strum S.D. Fla. March 2, 1931 October 3, 1950
Underwood, Emory MarvinEmory Marvin Underwood N.D. Ga. March 2, 1931 March 5, 1948 August 28, 1960
Watson, Albert LeisenringAlbert Leisenring Watson M.D. Pa. December 17, 1929 May 31, 1955 December 20, 1960
Way, Luther B.Luther B. Way E.D. Va. March 4, 1931 October 23, 1943
Welsh, George AustinGeorge Austin Welsh E.D. Pa. May 20, 1932 August 29, 1957 October 22, 1970
Wheat, Alfred AdamsAlfred Adams Wheat D.D.C. May 3, 1929
June 4, 1930
(as Chief Judge)[11]
December 31, 1941
December 31, 1941
May 11, 1943
Woolsey, John M.John M. Woolsey S.D.N.Y. April 29, 1929 December 31, 1943 May 4, 1945
Wyman, Alfred LeeAlfred Lee Wyman D.S.D. May 10, 1929 December 15, 1953


Specialty courts[edit]

United States Court of Customs Appeals[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Garrett, Finis JamesFinis James Garrett 1929 1956
Lenroot, Irvine LutherIrvine Luther Lenroot 1929 1949

United States Court of Claims[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Littleton, Benjamin HorsleyBenjamin Horsley Littleton 1929 1966
Williams, Thomas SutlerThomas Sutler Williams 1929 1940
Whaley, Richard SmithRichard Smith Whaley 1930 1951

United States Customs Court[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Evans, Walter HowardWalter Howard Evans 1931 1959
Kincheloe, David HayesDavid Hayes Kincheloe 1931 1950
Dallinger, Frederick WilliamFrederick William Dallinger 1932 1955

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 12, 1932, and received commission on January 19, 1932.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 12, 1932, and received commission on January 12, 1932.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 22, 1931, and received commission on December 23, 1931.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; the United States Senate later rejected the appointment.
  6. ^ After June 5, 1936, Kennamer served on only the Middle District of Alabama.
  7. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 6, 1932, and received commission on January 9, 1932.
  8. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 17, 1932, and received commission on February 20, 1932.
  9. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 16, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 3, 1932, and received commission on February 10, 1932.
  10. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 26, 1932, and received commission on February 23, 1932.
  11. ^ The position of Chief Judge of the District of Columbia was considered a separate appointment at the time of Wheat's service.

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