History of the Federal Judiciary

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Clary, Thomas James
Born August 31, 1899, in Seneca Falls, NY
Died August 1, 1977, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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, 1961-1969. Assumed senior status on March 1, 1969. Service terminated on August 1, 1977, due to death.

Cornell University, A.B., 1920
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1924

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1924-1949

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


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