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Fahy, Charles
Born August 27, 1892, in Rome, GA
Died September 17, 1979, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
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 April 4, 1950, and received commission on April 7, 1950. Assumed senior status on April 17, 1967. Service terminated on September 17, 1979, due to death.

Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1914

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1914-1924, 1947-1949
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1917-1919
Private practice, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1924-1933
City attorney, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1932
First assistant solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1933
Member, Petroleum Advisory Board, 1933-1935; chairman, 1934-1935
General counsel, National Labor Relations Board, 1935-1940
Assistant solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1940
Member, President's Naval and Air Base Commission to London, 1941
Solicitor general of the United States, 1941-1945
Legal adviser, Office of Military Government, United States, in Germany, 1945-1946
Adviser to American delegation, San Francisco Conference, 1945
Legal adviser, U.S. Department of State, 1946
Member, Legal Commission, United Nations General Assembly, 1947-1949
Chairman, President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunities in the Armed Forces, 1948-1950
Chairman, Personnel Security Review Board, Atomic Energy Commission, 1949

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