List of federal judges appointed by Herbert Hoover

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President Herbert Hoover.

Following is a list of all Article III United States federal judges appointed by President Herbert Hoover during his presidency.[1] In total Hoover appointed 62 Article III federal judges: three Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States (including one chief justice), 16 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 43 judges to the United States district courts.

Additionally, 7 Article I federal judge appointments are listed, including 1 judge to the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 3 judges to the United States Court of Claims and 3 judges to the United States Customs Court.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began
active service
Ended
active service
Ended
retired service
1 Charles Evans Hughes Chief New York William Howard Taft February 3, 1930 February 13, 1930 February 13, 1930 June 30, 1941 August 27, 1948
2 Owen Roberts 8 Pennsylvania Edward Terry Sanford May 9, 1930 May 20, 1930 May 20, 1930 July 31, 1945
3 Benjamin N. Cardozo 2 New York Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. February 15, 1932 February 24, 1932 March 2, 1932 July 9, 1938

Courts of Appeals[edit]

# Judge Circuit Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Orie Leon Phillips Tenth April 18, 1929 April 29, 1929 April 29, 1929 January 1, 1956 November 14, 1974
2 George Thomas McDermott Tenth April 18, 1929 April 29, 1929 April 30, 1929 January 19, 1937
3 Curtis D. Wilbur Ninth April 18, 1929 May 2, 1929 May 2, 1929 May 10, 1945 September 8, 1954
4 Archibald K. Gardner Eighth April 18, 1929 May 23, 1929 May 23, 1929 September 30, 1960 January 21, 1962
5 Scott Wilson First September 9, 1929 October 2, 1929 October 2, 1929 March 31, 1940 October 22, 1942
6 William Morris Sparks Seventh October 25, 1929 October 31, 1929 October 31, 1929 November 13, 1948 January 7, 1950
7 Samuel Hale Sibley Fifth December 20, 1930 January 13, 1931 January 24, 1931 October 1, 1949 October 13, 1958
8 Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jr. Fifth December 20, 1930 January 13, 1931 January 26, 1931 November 4, 1964 January 18, 1973
9 William Henry Sawtelle Ninth January 8, 1931 January 22, 1931 January 29, 1931 December 17, 1934
10 Joseph Whitaker Thompson Third December 4, 1930 January 22, 1931 January 29, 1931 May 1, 1938 January 7, 1946
11 William Hitz D.C. January 5, 1931 January 28, 1931 February 6, 1931 July 3, 1935
12 Duncan Lawrence Groner D.C. January 5, 1931 February 10, 1931 February 21, 1931 December 7, 1937[2]
13 Morris Ames Soper Fourth December 15, 1931 January 12, 1932 May 6, 1931[3] June 2, 1955 March 11, 1963
14 James Madison Morton Jr. First December 15, 1931 January 6, 1932 January 9, 1932 September 30, 1939 June 26, 1940
15 John B. Sanborn Jr. Eighth December 19, 1931 January 19, 1932 January 23, 1932 June 30, 1959 March 7, 1964
16 Charles Casper Simons Sixth January 8, 1932 January 26, 1932 January 29, 1932 September 15, 1959 February 2, 1964

District Courts[edit]

# Judge Court
[Note 1]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Clarence G. Galston E.D.N.Y. April 18, 1929 April 29, 1929 April 29, 1929 January 1, 1957 January 22, 1964
2 John M. Woolsey S.D.N.Y. April 18, 1929 April 29, 1929 April 29, 1929 December 31, 1943 May 4, 1945
3 John Lyles Glenn Jr. E.D.S.C.
W.D.S.C.
April 18, 1929 April 29, 1929 April 29, 1929 May 2, 1938
4 Francis Gordon Caffey S.D.N.Y. April 18, 1929 April 29, 1929 April 30, 1929 October 31, 1947 September 20, 1951
5 Alfred Conkling Coxe Jr. S.D.N.Y. April 18, 1929 April 29, 1929 May 1, 1929 January 31, 1951 December 21, 1957
6 Alfred Adams Wheat D.D.C. April 18, 1929 May 3, 1929 May 3, 1929[4] June 4, 1930
6.1 Alfred Adams Wheat D.D.C. May 14, 1930 June 4, 1930 June 4, 1930[5] December 31, 1941 May 11, 1943
7 Alfred Lee Wyman D.S.D. April 18, 1929 May 10, 1929 May 10, 1929 December 15, 1953
8 John Boyd Avis D.N.J. September 9, 1929 October 2, 1929 October 2, 1929 January 21, 1944
9 Mortimer W. Byers E.D.N.Y. September 9, 1929 November 20, 1929 November 20, 1929 February 1, 1960 March 5, 1962
10 Albert Leisenring Watson M.D. Pa. September 9, 1929 December 17, 1929 December 17, 1929 May 31, 1955 December 20, 1960
11 Richard Joseph Hopkins D. Kan. October 17, 1929 December 19, 1929 December 19, 1929 August 28, 1943
12 George Cosgrave S.D. Cal. March 12, 1930 April 8, 1930 April 8, 1930 August 31, 1940 August 4, 1945
13 Robert P. Patterson S.D.N.Y. April 24, 1930 May 13, 1930 May 13, 1930 March 22, 1939
14 Jesse Corcoran Adkins D.D.C. June 6, 1930 June 17, 1930 June 17, 1930 October 15, 1946 March 29, 1955
15 Oscar Raymond Luhring D.D.C. June 23, 1930 July 3, 1930 July 3, 1930 August 18, 1944
16 John Percy Nields D. Del. June 20, 1930 July 3, 1930 July 3, 1930 September 30, 1941 August 26, 1943
17 Joseph Winston Cox D.D.C. June 23, 1930 July 1, 1930 July 7, 1930 September 9, 1939
18 Randolph Bryant E.D. Tex. December 3, 1930 January 13, 1931 January 24, 1931 April 24, 1951
19 Carroll C. Hincks D. Conn. December 15, 1930 January 13, 1931 January 24, 1931 December 7, 1953
20 Thomas Martin Kennerly S.D. Tex. January 24, 1931 February 4, 1931 February 7, 1931 August 29, 1954 July 29, 1962
21 Albert Morris Sames D. Ariz. January 29, 1931 February 6, 1931 February 21, 1931 April 1, 1946 March 16, 1958
22 Charles Brents Kennamer M.D. Ala.
N.D. Ala.
January 24, 1931 February 20, 1931 February 25, 1931 June 3, 1955
June 5, 1936[6]

23 James McPherson Proctor D.D.C. February 6, 1931 February 25, 1931 March 2, 1931 March 5, 1948
24 Louie Willard Strum S.D. Fla. February 21, 1931 February 28, 1931 March 2, 1931 October 3, 1950
25 Emory Marvin Underwood N.D. Ga. February 7, 1931 February 25, 1931 March 2, 1931 March 5, 1948 August 28, 1960
26 Harry Aaron Hollzer S.D. Cal. January 8, 1931 February 27, 1931 March 3, 1931 January 14, 1946
27 John Peter Barnes N.D. Ill. February 26, 1931 March 2, 1931 March 4, 1931 September 15, 1957 December 31, 1958
28 Ernest Aloysius O'Brien E.D. Mich. February 26, 1931 March 2, 1931 March 4, 1931 October 9, 1948
29 Luther B. Way E.D. Va. February 21, 1931 March 2, 1931 March 4, 1931 October 23, 1943
30 Gunnar Nordbye D. Minn. December 16, 1931 February 3, 1932 March 18, 1931[7] March 6, 1967 November 5, 1977
31 James Alger Fee D. Ore. December 15, 1931 December 22, 1931 March 18, 1931[8] April 30, 1954
32 John Knight W.D.N.Y. December 15, 1931 January 6, 1932 March 18, 1931[9] June 15, 1955
33 F. Dickinson Letts D.D.C. December 15, 1931 February 17, 1932 May 5, 1931[10] May 31, 1961 January 19, 1965
34 William Calvin Chesnut D. Md. December 15, 1931 January 12, 1932 May 9, 1931[11] July 31, 1953 October 16, 1962
35 Daniel William O'Donoghue D.D.C. December 15, 1931 January 26, 1932 October 28, 1931[12] October 31, 1946 June 29, 1948
36 John Paul Jr. W.D. Va. December 15, 1931 January 11, 1932 January 14, 1932 August 1, 1958 February 13, 1964
37 Robert Johnston McMillan W.D. Tex. December 15, 1931 January 12, 1932 January 19, 1932 October 27, 1941
38 Charles Guy Briggle S.D. Ill. January 8, 1932 January 20, 1932 January 25, 1932 August 1, 1958 June 6, 1972
39 Hugh Dean McLellan D. Mass. January 18, 1932 February 3, 1932 February 10, 1932 September 30, 1941
40 Matthew M. Joyce D. Minn. January 28, 1932 February 3, 1932 February 11, 1932 October 11, 1954 January 12, 1956
41 George Austin Welsh E.D. Pa. April 14, 1932 May 19, 1932 May 20, 1932 August 29, 1957 October 22, 1970
42 Phillip Forman D.N.J. June 11, 1932 June 23, 1932 June 25, 1932 September 20, 1959
43 George E. Q. Johnson N.D. Ill. December 7, 1932 August 3, 1932[13] March 3, 1933

Specialty courts (Article I)[edit]

United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals[edit]

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Irvine Lenroot April 22, 1929 May 17, 1929 May 17, 1929 April 30, 1944

United States Court of Claims[edit]

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Thomas Sutler Williams October 17, 1929 November 1, 1929 November 1, 1929 April 5, 1940
2 Benjamin Horsley Littleton October 17, 1929 November 6, 1929 November 6, 1929 October 31, 1958 July 6, 1966
3 Richard S. Whaley May 23, 1930 June 2, 1930 June 2, 1930 June 27, 1939

United States Customs Court[edit]

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 David Hayes Kincheloe December 4, 1930 January 22, 1931 September 22, 1930[14] April 30, 1948
2 Walter Howard Evans January 28, 1931 February 14, 1931 February 23, 1931 May 31, 1941
3 Frederick W. Dallinger June 20, 1932 June 28, 1932 July 8, 1932 October 31, 1942

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Laterally appointed Chief Justice of the same court on December 7, 1937.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 12, 1932, and received commission on January 19, 1932.
  4. ^ Appointed as Associate Justice.
  5. ^ Laterally appointed to serve as Chief Justice of the same court.
  6. ^ After June 5, 1936, Kennamer served on only the Middle District of Alabama.
  7. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 16, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 3, 1932, and received commission on February 10, 1932.
  8. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 22, 1931, and received commission on December 23, 1931.
  9. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 6, 1932, and received commission on January 9, 1932.
  10. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 17, 1932, and received commission on February 20, 1932.
  11. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 12, 1932, and received commission on January 12, 1932.
  12. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 15, 1931, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 26, 1932, and received commission on February 23, 1932.
  13. ^ Recess appointment; the United States Senate later rejected the appointment.
  14. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 4, 1930, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 22, 1931, and received commission on January 29, 1931.

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