History of the Federal Judiciary

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Friendly, Henry Jacob
Born July 3, 1903, in Elmira, NY
Died March 11, 1986, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 10, 1959, to a seat vacated by Harold Raymond Medina. Confirmed by the Senate on September 9, 1959, and received commission on September 10, 1959. Served as chief judge, 1971-1973. Assumed senior status on April 15, 1974. Service terminated on March 11, 1986, due to death.

Harvard College, A.B., 1923
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1927

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Louis D. Brandeis, Supreme Court of the United States, 1927-1928
Private practice, New York City, 1928-1959
Vice president/general counsel, Pan American World Airways, New York City, 1946-1959
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