William Hitz

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William Hitz
Associate Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
In office
February 6, 1931 – July 3, 1935
Appointed byHerbert Hoover
Preceded bySeat established by 46 Stat. 785
Succeeded byHarold Montelle Stephens
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
In office
November 15, 1916 – February 13, 1931
Appointed byWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byThomas H. Anderson
Succeeded byJames McPherson Proctor
Personal details
Born
William Hitz

(1872-04-21)April 21, 1872
Washington, D.C.
DiedJuly 3, 1935(1935-07-03) (aged 63)
EducationHarvard University
Georgetown Law (LL.B.)

William Hitz (April 21, 1872 – July 3, 1935) was an Associate Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and previously was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Washington, D.C., Hitz received his undergraduate education from Harvard University, and received a Bachelor of Laws from Georgetown Law in 1900. He was in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1900 to 1914 and was a special attorney at the United States Department of Justice from 1914 to 1916.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Hitz received a recess appointment from President Woodrow Wilson on November 15, 1916, to an Associate Justice seat on the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (now the United States District Court for the District of Columbia) vacated by Associate Justice Thomas H. Anderson. He was nominated to the same position by President Wilson on December 15, 1916. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 2, 1917, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on February 13, 1931, due to his elevation to the District of Columbia Circuit.[1]

Hitz was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on January 5, 1931, to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from June 7, 1934, now the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit), to a new Associate Justice seat authorized by 46 Stat. 785. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 28, 1931, and received his commission on February 6, 1931. His service terminated on July 3, 1935, due to his death.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas H. Anderson
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
1916–1931
Succeeded by
James McPherson Proctor
Preceded by
Seat established by 46 Stat. 785
Associate Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
1931–1935
Succeeded by
Harold Montelle Stephens