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Charles Edward Clark (December 9, 1889 – December 13, 1963) was Dean of Yale Law School and a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Charles Edward Clark
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
1954–1959
Preceded byHarrie B. Chase
Succeeded byJ. Edward Lumbard
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
March 9, 1939 – December 13, 1963
Appointed byFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded bySeat established by 52 Stat. 584
Succeeded byRobert P. Anderson
Dean of Yale Law School
In office
1929–1939
Preceded byRobert Maynard Hutchins
Succeeded byAshbel Green Gulliver
Personal details
Born
Charles Edward Clark

(1889-12-09)December 9, 1889
Woodbridge, Connecticut
DiedDecember 13, 1963(1963-12-13) (aged 74)
Hamden, Connecticut
Political partyRepublican
EducationYale University (B.A.)
Yale Law School (LL.B.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born on December 9, 1889, in Woodbridge, Connecticut,[1] to Samuel Orman Clark and Pauline C. Marquand,[2] Clark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1911 from Yale University.[1] He received a Bachelor of Laws in 1913 from Yale Law School.[1] He entered private practice in New Haven, Connecticut from 1913 to 1919.[1] He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1917 to 1918, and was Republican.[3] He was a Professor of Law at Yale Law School from 1919 to 1929.[1] He was a Deputy Judge of the Hamden, Connecticut Town Court from 1927 to 1931.[1] He was the Sterling Professor of Law and Dean of Yale Law School from 1929 to 1939.[1] He was Special Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice in 1938.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Clark was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 5, 1939, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to a new seat authorized by 52 Stat. 584.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 7, 1939, and received his commission on March 9, 1939.[1] He served as Chief Judge and as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1954 to 1959.[1] His service terminated on December 13, 1963, due to his death in Hamden.[1]

Other serviceEdit

Clark was a visiting lecturer in law at Yale University from 1951 to 1963.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Charles Edward Clark at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Guide to the Charles Edward Clark Papers". Manuscripts and Archives. Yale University Library. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  3. ^ Members of the Connecticut General Assembly Archived 2007-10-07 at the Wayback Machine

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Further readingEdit

  • Petruck, Peninah R. Y., ed. (1991). Judge Charles Edward Clark. Ingram Documents in Legal History. Oceana Publications. ISBN 0379200716.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert Maynard Hutchins
Dean of Yale Law School
1929–1939
Succeeded by
Ashbel Green Gulliver
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 52 Stat. 584
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1939–1963
Succeeded by
Robert P. Anderson
Preceded by
Harrie B. Chase
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1954–1959
Succeeded by
J. Edward Lumbard