Frederick George Hamley

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Frederick George Hamley (October 24, 1903 – May 5, 1975) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hamley received a B.A. from the University of Washington, and an LL.B. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1932. He was in private practice in Seattle from 1932 to 1938, when he became Superintendent of the Seattle Water Department, and then an assistant district counsel for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Coulee Dam from 1938 to 1940. He was a Special assistant state attorney general/legal advisor to the governor of Washington from 1940 to 1941. He was a Director, Department of Public Service, State of Washington from 1941 to 1943. He was an Assistant general solicitor, National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners from 1943 to 1945, and was then the general solicitor o that organization from 1945 to 1949. He was a Justice of the Washington Supreme Court from 1949 to 1956, serving as Chief Justice from 1955 to 1956.

On May 22, 1956, Hamley was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Homer Truett Bone. Hamley was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1956, and received his commission on July 2, 1956. He assumed senior status on July 6, 1971, serving in that capacity until his death.



Legal offices
Preceded by
Homer Bone
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Succeeded by
Joseph Tyree Sneed, III