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Fairchild, Thomas Edward

Born December 25, 1912, in Milwaukee, WI
Died February 12, 2007, in Madison, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on July 11, 1966, to a seat vacated by Francis Ryan Duffy. Confirmed by the Senate on August 10, 1966, and received commission on August 11, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1975-1981. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1981. Service terminated on February 12, 2007, due to death.

Cornell University, A.B., 1934
University of Wisconsin Law School, LL.B., 1938

Professional Career:

Private practice, Portage, Wisconsin, 1938-1941
Hearing commissioner, U.S. Office of Price Administration, Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941-1945
Private practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1945-1948, 1953-1957
Attorney general, State of Wisconsin, 1948-1951
Consultant, U.S. Office of Price Stabilization, 1951
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1951-1952
Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1957-1966
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1975-1981