Thomas E. Fairchild
Thomas Edward Fairchild
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit|
August 31, 1981 – February 12, 2007
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit|
|Preceded by||Luther Merritt Swygert|
|Succeeded by||Walter J. Cummings Jr.|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit|
August 11, 1966 – August 31, 1981
|Appointed by||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Preceded by||F. Ryan Duffy|
|Succeeded by||John Louis Coffey|
|31st Attorney General of Wisconsin|
November 12, 1948 – January 1, 1951
|Preceded by||Grover L. Broadfoot|
|Succeeded by||Vernon W. Thomson|
Thomas Edward Fairchild
December 25, 1912
|Died||February 12, 2007 (aged 94)|
|Father||Edward T. Fairchild|
|Education||Cornell University (A.B.)|
University of Wisconsin Law School (LL.B.)
Thomas Edward Fairchild (December 25, 1912 – February 12, 2007) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Education and career
Born on December 25, 1912, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fairchild received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1934 from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Laws in 1938 from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He entered private practice in Portage, Wisconsin from 1938 to 1941. He was a hearing commissioner for the Office of Price Administration in Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee from 1941 to 1945. He was in private practice in Milwaukee from 1945 to 1948 and 1953 to 1957. He was the Attorney General of Wisconsin from 1948 to 1951. He was a consultant for the Office of Price Stabilization in 1951. He was the United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin from 1951 to 1952. He was a Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1957 to 1966.
Federal judicial service
Fairchild was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 11, 1966, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated by Judge F. Ryan Duffy. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 10, 1966, and received his commission on August 11, 1966. He served as Chief Judge and as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1975 to 1981. He assumed senior status on August 31, 1981. His service terminated on February 12, 2007, due to his death.
- "Fairchild, Thomas Edward - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- Fairchild, Thomas E. 1912, Wisconsinhistory.org; retrieved January 22, 2016.
- Edward T. Fairchild (1872–1965), wicourts.gov; accessed December 27, 2017.
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- Sander, Libby (2007) Thomas Fairchild, 94, Dies; Tried to Unseat McCarthy, New York Times, February 15, 2007.
Grover L. Broadfoot
| Attorney General of Wisconsin
Vernon Wallace Thomson
F. Ryan Duffy
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
John Louis Coffey
Luther Merritt Swygert
| Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Walter J. Cummings Jr.