History of the Federal Judiciary


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Clark, William
Born February 1, 1891, in Newark, NJ
Died October 10, 1957

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on May 21, 1925, to a seat vacated by Charles F. Lynch; nominated to the same position by Calvin Coolidge on December 8, 1925. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1925, and received commission on December 17, 1925. Service terminated on June 25, 1938, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 10, 1938, to a seat vacated by Joseph Whitaker Thompson. Confirmed by the Senate on June 16, 1938, and received commission on June 25, 1938. Service terminated on March 24, 1943, due to resignation.

Education:
Harvard University, B.A., 1911
Harvard University, M.A., 1912
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1915

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1917-1918, 1942-1945
Private practice, Newark, New Jersey, 1920-1923
Judge, New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals, 1923-1924
Chief justice, Allied Appeals Court in Nuremberg, Germany, 1949-1954
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