History of the Federal Judiciary


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Hastings, John Simpson
Born June 30, 1898, in Washington, IN
Died February 7, 1977

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 14, 1957, to a seat vacated by James Earl Major. Confirmed by the Senate on August 22, 1957, and received commission on August 26, 1957. Served as chief judge, 1959-1968. Assumed senior status on February 1, 1969. Service terminated on February 7, 1977, due to death.

Education:
U.S. Military Academy, B.S., 1920
Indiana University School of Law -- Bloomington (now Maurer School of Law), LL.B., 1924

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, Field Artillery, 1920-1921
Private practice, Washington, Indiana, 1924-1957

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