James Clinkscales Hill

James Clinkscales Hill (January 8, 1924 – March 31, 2017) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.[1]

James Clinkscales Hill
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
October 15, 1989 – March 31, 2017
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
October 1, 1981 – October 15, 1989
Appointed byoperation of law
Preceded bySeat established by 94 Stat. 1994
Succeeded byStanley F. Birch Jr.
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
May 21, 1976 – October 1, 1981
Appointed byGerald Ford
Preceded byGriffin Bell
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
August 9, 1974 – May 26, 1976
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded bySidney Oslin Smith Jr.
Succeeded byHarold Lloyd Murphy
Personal details
Born
James Clinkscales Hill

(1924-01-08)January 8, 1924
Darlington, South Carolina
DiedMarch 31, 2017(2017-03-31) (aged 93)
Stuart, Florida
EducationUniversity of South Carolina (B.Sc.)
Emory University School of Law (J.D.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Darlington, South Carolina, Hill was in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. He received a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 1948 and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina in 1948. He was in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia from 1948 to 1974.[2]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Hill was nominated by President Richard Nixon on July 9, 1974, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia vacated by Judge Sidney Oslin Smith Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 8, 1974, and received his commission on August 9, 1974. His service was terminated on May 26, 1976, due to elevation to the Fifth Circuit.[2]

Hill was nominated by President Gerald Ford on May 4, 1976, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by Judge Griffin Bell. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 19, 1976, and received his commission on May 21, 1976.[2] Hill was reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981.[2] He assumed senior status on October 15, 1989, serving in that status until his death on March 31, 2017, in Stuart, Florida.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Committee, Judicial Conference of the United States Bicentennial (6 January 1978). "Judges of the United States". The Committee – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c d James Clinkscales Hill at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  3. ^ "James Hill Sr. Obituary - Aycock Funeral Home - Stuart FL". obits.dignitymemorial.com.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Sidney Oslin Smith Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1974–1976
Succeeded by
Harold Lloyd Murphy
Preceded by
Griffin Bell
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1976–1981
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat established by 94 Stat. 1994
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1981–1989
Succeeded by
Stanley F. Birch Jr.