James Clinkscales Hill

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James Hill
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
October 1, 1981 – October 15, 1989
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Stanley Birch
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
May 21, 1976 – October 1, 1981
Appointed by Gerald Ford
Preceded by Griffin Bell
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
August 9, 1974 – May 21, 1976
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Sidney Smith
Succeeded by Harold Murphy
Personal details
Born January 8, 1924
Darlington, South Carolina, U.S.
Died March 31, 2017 (aged 93)
Stuart, Florida, U.S.
Education University of South Carolina, Columbia (BS)
Emory University (JD)

James Clinkscales Hill (January 8, 1924 – March 31, 2017) was a United States federal judge.[1]

Born in Darlington, South Carolina, Hill was in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. He received a J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 1948 and a B.Sc. from the University of South Carolina in 1948. He was in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia from 1948 to 1974.

On July 9, 1974, Hill was nominated by President Richard M. Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia vacated by Sidney O. Smith, Jr.. Hill was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 8, 1974, and received his commission on August 9, 1974. On May 4, 1976, President Gerald Ford nominated Hill for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by Griffin Boyette Bell. Hill was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 19, 1976, and received his commission on May 21, 1976. On October 1, 1981, the Circuit was split and Hill was reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He assumed senior status on October 15, 1989. Hill died in March 2017 at the age of 93.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Sidney Smith
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1974–1976
Succeeded by
Harold Murphy
Preceded by
Griffin Bell
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1976–1981
Seat abolished
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1981–1989
Succeeded by
Stanley Birch