Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jr.

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Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jr. (October 19, 1879 – January 18, 1973) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jr.
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
November 4, 1964 – January 18, 1973
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
1948–1959
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byRichard Rives
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
January 26, 1931 – November 4, 1964
Appointed byHerbert Hoover
Preceded bySeat established by 46 Stat. 538
Succeeded byHomer Thornberry
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
In office
April 6, 1918 – January 26, 1931
Appointed byWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byWaller Thomas Burns
Succeeded byThomas Martin Kennerly
Personal details
Born
Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jr.

(1879-10-19)October 19, 1879
Houston, Texas
DiedJanuary 18, 1973(1973-01-18) (aged 93)
Houston, Texas
EducationUniversity of Texas School of Law (LLB)

Education and careerEdit

Born on October 19, 1879, in Houston, Texas, Hutcheson received a Bachelor of Laws in 1900 from the University of Texas School of Law. He entered private practice in Houston from 1900 to 1918. He was chief legal adviser to Houston from 1913 to 1917. He was Mayor of Houston from 1917 to 1918.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Hutcheson was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on March 29, 1918, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas vacated by Judge Waller Thomas Burns. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 6, 1918, and received his commission on April 6, 1918. His service terminated on January 26, 1931, due to his elevation to the Fifth Circuit.[1]

Hutcheson was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on December 20, 1930, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, to a new seat authorized by 46 Stat. 538. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 13, 1931, and received his commission on January 26, 1931. He served as Chief Judge and as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1948 to 1959. He assumed senior status on November 4, 1964.[1] He was the last appeals court judge who continued to serve in active service appointed by President Hoover. His service terminated on January 18, 1973, due to his death in Houston.[2]

Other serviceEdit

Hutcheson was also a member of the Anglo-American Committee on Displaced Persons that recommended in 1946 that Britain greatly increase the number of Jewish refugees it would let into Palestine.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b "Joseph C. Hutcheson, Jr, Houston Judge, Dies". New York Times. January 20, 1973. Retrieved November 14, 2017.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Waller Thomas Burns
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1918–1931
Succeeded by
Thomas Martin Kennerly
Preceded by
Seat established by 46 Stat. 538
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1931–1964
Succeeded by
Homer Thornberry
Preceded by
Office established
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1948–1959
Succeeded by
Richard Rives
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Jay Pastoriza
Mayor of Houston
1917–1918
Succeeded by
Almeron Earl Amerman Sr.