Thomas Walter Swan

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Thomas Walter Swan
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
July 1, 1953 – July 13, 1975
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
1951–1953
Preceded byLearned Hand
Succeeded byHarrie B. Chase
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
December 22, 1926 – July 1, 1953
Appointed byCalvin Coolidge
Preceded byHenry Wade Rogers
Succeeded byCarroll C. Hincks
Personal details
Born
Thomas Walter Swan

(1877-12-20)December 20, 1877
Norwich, Connecticut
DiedJuly 13, 1975(1975-07-13) (aged 97)
EducationYale University (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

Thomas Walter Swan (December 20, 1877 – July 13, 1975) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Norwich, Connecticut Swan received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Yale University in 1900. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1903. He was in private practice of law in Chicago, Illinois from 1903 to 1916. He was a lecturer in law at the University of Chicago from 1903 to 1904, and in 1908. He was Dean and Professor of Law at Yale Law School from 1916 to 1927.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Swan was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge on December 15, 1926, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated by Judge Henry Wade Rogers. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 22, 1926, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge and as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1951 to 1953. He assumed senior status on July 1, 1953. His service was terminated on July 13, 1975, due to his death.[1]

Notable decisions as sitting judge[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Swan, Thomas Walter - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

Sources[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Henry Wade Rogers
Dean of Yale Law School
1916–1927
Succeeded by
Robert Maynard Hutchins
Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry Wade Rogers
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1926–1953
Succeeded by
Carroll C. Hincks
Preceded by
Learned Hand
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1951–1953
Succeeded by
Harrie B. Chase