Thomas E. Fairchild

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Thomas Edward Fairchild
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
August 31, 1981 – February 12, 2007
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
1975–1981
Preceded byLuther Merritt Swygert
Succeeded byWalter J. Cummings Jr.
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
August 11, 1966 – August 31, 1981
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byF. Ryan Duffy
Succeeded byJohn Louis Coffey
31st Attorney General of Wisconsin
In office
November 12, 1948 – January 1, 1951
GovernorOscar Rennebohm
Preceded byGrover L. Broadfoot
Succeeded byVernon W. Thomson
Personal details
Born
Thomas Edward Fairchild

(1912-12-25)December 25, 1912
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
DiedFebruary 12, 2007(2007-02-12) (aged 94)
Madison, Wisconsin
FatherEdward T. Fairchild
EducationCornell 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[edit]

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.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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.[2][1]

Personal[edit]

Fairchild's father was Edward T. Fairchild, who swore his son in, when he took office in 1957 on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.[3]

Death[edit]

Fairchild died on February 12, 2007, in Madison, Wisconsin.[4][5][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fairchild, Thomas Edward - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ Fairchild, Thomas E. 1912, Wisconsinhistory.org; retrieved January 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Edward T. Fairchild (1872–1965), wicourts.gov; accessed December 27, 2017.
  4. ^ madison.com. madison.com; retrieved January 22, 2016.
  5. ^ Sander, Libby (2007) Thomas Fairchild, 94, Dies; Tried to Unseat McCarthy, New York Times, February 15, 2007.

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Preceded by
Grover L. Broadfoot
Attorney General of Wisconsin
1948–1951
Succeeded by
Vernon Wallace Thomson
Preceded by
F. Ryan Duffy
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
1966–1981
Succeeded by
John Louis Coffey
Preceded by
Luther Merritt Swygert
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
1975–1981
Succeeded by
Walter J. Cummings Jr.