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Smith, John Joseph

Born January 25, 1904, in Waterbury, CT
Died February 16, 1980, in Waterbury, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on October 16, 1941, to a seat vacated by Edwin S. Thomas. Confirmed by the Senate on October 28, 1941, and received commission on October 30, 1941. Served as chief judge, 1953-1960. Service terminated on September 13, 1960, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 11, 1960, to a seat vacated by Carroll Clark Hincks. Confirmed by the Senate on September 1, 1960, and received commission on September 2, 1960. Assumed senior status on November 6, 1971. Service terminated on February 16, 1980, due to death.

Yale College, B.A., 1925
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1927

Professional Career:

Research fellow, Yale Law School, 1927-1928
Private practice, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1928-1941
U.S. representative from Connecticut, 1935-1941

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, August 27, 1959; no Senate vote