History of the Federal Judiciary

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Hill, Delmas Carl
Born October 9, 1906, in Wamego, KS
Died December 2, 1989

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 1950, and received commission on March 9, 1950. Served as chief judge, 1957-1961. Service terminated on September 28, 1961, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on September 14, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 1961, and received commission on September 22, 1961. Assumed senior status on April 1, 1977. Service terminated on December 2, 1989, due to death.

Washburn College School of Law, LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:
Private practice, Wamego, Kansas, 1929-1943, 1946-1949
City attorney, Wamego, Kansas, 1929-1934, 1937-1943
County attorney, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, 1931-1934
U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas, 1934-1936
General counsel, Kansas State Tax Commission, 1937-1939
U.S. Army, JAG Department, 1943-1946

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote


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