John Percy Nields

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John Percy Nields (August 7, 1868 – August 26, 1943) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Nields received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1889 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1892. He was in private practice in Wilmington from 1892 to 1903. He was the United States Attorney for the District of Delaware from 1903 to 1916, thereafter returning to private practice in Wilmington in 1930. He was a Captain in the United States Army, Ordnance Department during World War II, in 1918.

On June 20, 1930, Nields was nominated by President Herbert Hoover to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware vacated by Hugh M. Morris. Nields was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 3, 1930, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on September 30, 1941, serving in that capacity until his death, in 1943, in Nahant, Massachusetts.

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Preceded by
Hugh M. Morris
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
1930–1941
Succeeded by
Paul Conway Leahy