Hand, Learned, 1872-1961Alternative names
Attorney and Federal judge. Practiced law, Albany, N.Y., and N.Y.C., 1897-1909; U.S. District judge, Southern District N.Y., 1909-1924; Judge, U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 2d Circuit, 1924-1961; Senior Circuit Judge, 1939-1951. Member and co-founder, American Law Institute. 15 LL.D.'s including Harvard U. 1939, Cambridge (England) 1952. Author of numerous legal and non-legal articles, memorials, etc.; Holmes lecturer, Harvard Law School, 1958.
From the description of Papers of Learned Hand, 1840-1961 (inclusive), 1892-1961 (bulk). (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 122411954
From the description of Reminiscences of Learned Hand : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737638
From the description of Papers of Learned Hand, 1909-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81776757
1872, Jan. 27:
Born, Albany, N.Y.
Graduated Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.
Graduated Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
1896- 1909: Practiced law in Albany, N.Y. and New York, N.Y.
Married Frances Fincke
1909- 1924: Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Unsuccessful Progressive Party candidate for chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals
Appointed to United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1939- 1951: Senior circuit judge (later retitled chief judge), United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Published The Spirit of Liberty. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
1961, Aug. 18:
Died, New York, N.Y.
From the guide to the Learned Hand Trial Summaries, 1909-1924, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
b. Albany, NY, 27 January, 1872
s. Samuel and Lydia Coit (Learned) Hand
A.B., Harvard, 1893.
A.M., Harvard, 1894.
LL.B., Harvard, 1896.
LL.D.: Columbia, 1930; Yale, 1931; University of Pennsylvania, 1933; Amherst College, 1938; Dartmouth, 1938; Harvard, 1939; Princeton, 1947; New School of Social Research, 1950; New York University, 1951; Cambridge (England), 1952; State University of New York, 1952; Chicago, 1952; Yeshiva University, 1953; Washington University, 1953; Wesleyan University, 1957.
m. Frances Amelia Fincke, December 6, 1902.
Children: Mary Deshon, Frances Lydia, Constance.
Admitted to New York bar, 1897.
With Marcus T. Hun, Albany, as clerk, 1897-1899.
Member, firm of Hun, Johnston, & Hand, Albany, 1899-1902.
Managing clerk, Zabriskie, Burrill & Murray, New York, 1902-1904.
Member, firm of Gould & Wilkie, New York, 1904-1909.
U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York, 1909-1924; appointed by President Taft.
Judge, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1924-1961; appointed by President Coolidge.
Senior Circuit Judge, 1939-1951.
Member and co-founder of the American Law Institute.
Clubs: Association of the Bar of the City of New York, American Bar Association Clubs, Century, Harvard.
d. 18 August, 1961.
From the guide to the Papers, 1840-1961., (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University)
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