History of the Federal Judiciary

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Danaher, John Anthony
Born January 9, 1899, in Meriden, CT
Died September 22, 1990, in West Hartford, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 1, 1953, to a seat vacated by James M. Proctor; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 11, 1954. Confirmed by the Senate on March 30, 1954, and received commission on March 31, 1954. Assumed senior status on January 22, 1969. Service terminated on September 22, 1990, due to death.

Yale Law School
Yale University, A.B., 1920

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1918
Private practice, Hartford, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C., 1922-1953
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Connecticut, 1922-1934
Secretary of state, State of Connecticut, 1933-1935
U.S. senator from Connecticut, 1939-1945
Counsel, Republican Senatorial Committee, 1946-1953

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