Clarence G. Galston

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Clarence G. Galston (April 18, 1876 – January 22, 1964) was a United States federal judge.

Galston was born in New York, New York. He received a B.S. from the College of the City of New York in 1895, an LL.B. from the New York University School of Law in 1899 and an A.M. from New York University in 1900. He was in private practice in New York City from 1899 to 1929, and was special counsel on patent matters for the City of New York from 1912 to 1929. He was President of Woodmere Academy in Woodmere, New York from 1914 to 1929.

On April 18, 1929, President Herbert Hoover nominated Galston to a newly created judgeship seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, sitting in Brooklyn. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 29, 1929, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on January 1, 1957, serving in that capacity until his death, in 1964.

Galston wrote a memoir of his judicial service, Behind the Judicial Curtain, published in 1959.

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Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
1929–1957
Succeeded by
Joseph Carmine Zavatt