T. Emmet Clarie

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T. Emmet Clarie (January 1, 1913, Killingly, CT - September 24, 1997, Danielson, CT) was a Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.


Clarie was born in Killingly, Connecticut. He received a Ph.B. from Providence College in 1933 and an LL.B. from Hartford College (now the University of Connecticut) in 1938. He was a member of the Connecticut General Assembly from 1937 to 1943, and a Democratic floor leader from 1939 to 1943.

He practiced private law in Danielson, Connecticut from 1940 to 1961. He served as a prosecutor for the Killingly town court in Danielson in 1951, as assistant to statute revision commissioner for the state of Connecticut in 1945, as a clerk of the Connecticut State Senate in 1949, as state liquor commissioner for the state of Connecticut from 1949 to 1955, and as chairman of the Connecticut State Liquor Commission from 1955 to 1961.

He served on the court from 1961 to 1997. Judge Clarie was nominated by John F. Kennedy on September 5, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80, confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1961, and received his commission on September 18, 1961. He served as chief judge from 1974 to 1983 and assumed senior status on January 1, 1983. His service terminated on September 24, 1997, due to his death.

He died in Danielson, Connecticut.

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