History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Anderson, Robert Palmer
Born March 27, 1906, in Noank (Town of Groton), CT
Died May 2, 1978

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 6, 1954, to a seat vacated by Carroll C. Hincks. Confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 1954, and received commission on April 27, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1960-1964. Service terminated on August 20, 1964, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on August 4, 1964, to a seat vacated by Charles Edward Clark. Confirmed by the Senate on August 15, 1964, and received commission on August 15, 1964. Assumed senior status on May 1, 1971. Service terminated on May 2, 1978, due to death.

Yale College, B.A., 1927
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:
Private practice, New London, Connecticut, 1929-1953
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1936
Public defender, New London County, Connecticut, 1936-1947
Member, Connecticut State Bar Examining Committee, 1936-1954
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1945
State's attorney, New London County, Connecticut, 1947-1953
State senator, Connecticut, 1947-1949
Judicial council, State of Connecticut, 1952-1953
Judge, Connecticut Superior Court, 1953-1954
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve captain, 1955-1957


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