John Bright (judge)

John Bright (May 23, 1884 – March 24, 1948) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

John Bright
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
June 6, 1941 – March 24, 1948
Appointed byFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded bySeat established by 54 Stat. 219
Succeeded bySamuel H. Kaufman
Personal details
Born
John Bright

(1884-05-23)May 23, 1884
Middletown, New York
DiedMarch 24, 1948(1948-03-24) (aged 63)
Middletown, New York
Educationread law

Education and careerEdit

Born in Middletown, Orange County, New York, Bright read law to enter the bar in 1906. He was in private practice in Middletown from 1906 to 1941, serving as corporate counsel to the City of Middletown from 1910 to 1917, and as Director of the Orange County Trust Company in 1914.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Bright was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 25, 1941, to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, to a new seat authorized by 54 Stat. 219. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 3, 1941, and received his commission on June 6, 1941. His service terminated on March 24, 1948, due to his death in Middletown.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 54 Stat. 219
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1941–1948
Succeeded by
Samuel H. Kaufman