Hastie, William, 1904-1976

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  • 1904, Nov. 17: Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Born, Knoxville, Tennessee Son of William Henry and Roberta (Child) Hastie
  • 1921: Graduated from Dunbar High School, Washington, D.C.
  • 1925: A.B., Amherst College, magna cum laude; member Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1925 - 1927 : Taught mathematics and scientific subjects at Manual Training School, Bordentown, N.J.
  • 1930: LL.B., Harvard Law School; S.J.D., 1933
  • 1930 - 1937 : Member of faculty, Howard University School of Law
  • 1931: Admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia; joined law firm of Houston & Houston
  • 1933 - 1937 : Assistant Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • 1937 - 1939 : U.S. District Judge (Virgin Islands)
  • 1939 - 1946 : Dean, Howard University School of Law
  • 1940 - 1943 : Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War
  • 1943: Awarded NAACP's Spingarn medal
  • 1943, Dec. 25: Married Beryl Lockhart; children: Karen Roberta (Mrs. Wesley Samuel Williams, Jr.), William Henry, Jr.
  • 1946 - 1949 : Governor of the Virgin Islands
  • 1949 - 1968 : Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit)
  • 1968 - 1971 : Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit)
  • 1971 - 1976 : Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit)
  • 1952: Elected Fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1964 - 1969 : Member, and late Chairman, of President's Commission on White House Fellows
  • 1975: Received Philadelphia Award
  • 1976, Apr. 14: Died, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From the guide to the Photographs, 1905-1994, (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985. Papers: Series IV, 1926-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Kluger, Richard. Brown vs. Board of Education collection, 1950-1975 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf International Labor Defense. Correspondence with Wanda Gág, 1941-1944. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955. Walter Francis White and Poppy Cannon papers, circa 1910-1958. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Robert C. Weaver papers, 1869-1970, 1923-1970 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Brown vs. Board of Education collection, 1950-1975 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Durham Fact-Finding Conference. Durham Fact-Finding Conference records, 1929-1930 and 1942-1945. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Roy Wilkins Papers, 1901-1980, (bulk 1932-1980) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Weaver, Robert C. (Robert Clifton), 1907-1997. Robert Clifton Weaver papers, 1869-1970, 1923-1970 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Hastie, William, 1904-1976. Implications of Bradford v. Clapper / by A.B.C. [pseudonym], 1933. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Judicial Council of the National Bar Association (1970- ). Records. 1970-1977. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981. Papers of Roy Wilkins, 1901-1980 (bulk 1932-1980). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1827-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf United States. President (1933-1945 : Roosevelt). Letter from Franklin Roosevelt to William H. Hastie, 1939. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Stout, Juanita Kidd, 1919-1998. Juanita Kidd Stout papers, 1873-1998 (bulk 1948-1997). Library of Congress
creatorOf Hastie, William, 1904-1976. Photographs, 1905-1994. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Milgram, Morris 1916-. Morris Milgram papers 1923-1994, undated Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Houston, William LePre. William LePre Houston family papers, 1777-1936 (bulk 1890-1936). Library of Congress
referencedIn Horne, Frank Smith, 1899-1974. Papers. 1927-74. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
creatorOf Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995. Lawrence D. Reddick World War II project, 1943-1953 (bulk 1943-1945) New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Audio materials, 1956-1977 [sound recording]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Juanita Kidd Stout Papers, 1873-1998, (bulk 1948-1997) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Photographs, 1905-1994 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn William LePre Houston Family Papers, 1777-1936, (bulk 1890-1936) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1865-1998, 1905-1975 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Thompkins, William J., 1884-1944. Dr. William J. Thompkins collection, [19--]-1943. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
referencedIn Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977. Papers, 1865-1998 (inclusive), 1905-1975 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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Direct Relationships
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associatedWith A. H. Brown, Jr. person
associatedWith Amalie, Charlotte person
associatedWith Amherst College. corporateBody
associatedWith Arlin M. Adams person
correspondedWith Arthur J. Wieland person
correspondedWith Arthur J. Wieland, Exec. Vice President person
correspondedWith Arthur Wieland person
associatedWith Bachrach, Fabian, 1917- person
associatedWith Bachrach, Fabian, d 1917- person
associatedWith Baugh, A. C. q (Albert Croll), 1891- person
associatedWith Baugh, Albert Croll, 1891- person
associatedWith Beryl Lockhart Hastie person
associatedWith Beryl Lockhart Hastie), President of the Puerto Rican Senate (later Governor of Puerto Rico) person
associatedWith Blackstone Studios, corporateBody
associatedWith Blackstone Studios, photographer. person
associatedWith Bolin, Gaius C. person
associatedWith Boyer, Francis. person
associatedWith Boyer, Francis. person
associatedWith Brown Jr. Studio person
associatedWith Brown, Williard person
associatedWith Buffalo Urban League, Incorporated. corporateBody
associatedWith Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971. person
associatedWith Carl R. Johnson, board member and president person
associatedWith Chinton W. Dickerson person
associatedWith Christian, William person
associatedWith Cobb, W. Montague person
associatedWith Collins J. Seitz. person
associatedWith Cook, W. Mercer person
associatedWith Dilworth, Richardson. person
associatedWith Dilworth, Richardson. person
associatedWith Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee person
associatedWith Dr. Channing H. Tobias person
associatedWith Dr. Dennis Smith person
associatedWith Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977. person
associatedWith Durham Fact-Finding Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith E. A. Bralsen, manager. person
associatedWith Edward A. Bolling person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Francis L. Van Dusen, . person
correspondedWith F. R. Bunker, Captain U. S. Navy person
associatedWith Freedman, Abraham person
associatedWith Goldston, Newman person
associatedWith Greenewalt, Crawford H. (Crawford Hallock), 1937- person
associatedWith Hansen, A., person
associatedWith Hansen, A., photographer. person
associatedWith Harlem Labor Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Harnwell, G. P. (Gaylord Probasco), 1903-1982. person
associatedWith Harris, Fred, person
associatedWith Harris, Fred, photographer. person
associatedWith Harvard Law School. corporateBody
associatedWith Herzog, Bradford F., person
associatedWith Herzog, Bradford F., photographer. person
associatedWith Horne, Frank Smith, 1899-1974. person
correspondedWith Houston, Charles Hamilton, 1895-1950 person
correspondedWith Houston, William LePre. person
associatedWith Howard University. School of Law. corporateBody
associatedWith International Labor Defense. corporateBody
associatedWith J. Arthur Jackson person
associatedWith John J. Gibbons person
associatedWith Joseph Alexander. person
associatedWith Judge Theodore Spaulding person
associatedWith Judicial Council of the National Bar Association (1970- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Kirk, Alan Goodrich, 1888-1963. person
associatedWith Kluger, Richard. person
associatedWith Kluger, Richard. person
associatedWith Levi, Edward Hirsch, 1911- person
associatedWith Lewis, Charles W. person
associatedWith Littleton, Hastie person
associatedWith L. L. McKenzie person
associatedWith Lonsome, William person
associatedWith Love, Julius person
associatedWith Lt. Laurence Massey. person
associatedWith Lt. Philip Atkins person
associatedWith Luis Munoz - Marin person
associatedWith Maurice Thomas. person
associatedWith McCloud, Burnis, person
associatedWith McCloud, Burnis, photographer. person
associatedWith Mikos, Mike person
associatedWith Milgram, Morris 1916- person
associatedWith Moorland-Spingarn Research Center Howard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Morris F. De Castro person
associatedWith Morris F. De Castro, Government Secretary. person
associatedWith Mr. C. K. Dapthary, Solicitor General of India. person
associatedWith Mr. Crawford H. Greenwalt person
associatedWith Mrs. C., J. Stern, Ladner. person
associatedWith Muñoz Marín, Luis, 1898- person
associatedWith Muñoz Marín, Luis, 1898-1980. person
associatedWith Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985. person
associatedWith Nabrit, James M. Jr. person
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964. person
associatedWith Pauli Murray, 1910-1985 person
associatedWith Phillips, Theodore person
associatedWith Rayford, George person
associatedWith Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995. person
associatedWith Robinson, Spottswood III person
associatedWith Ruggero J Aldisert person
associatedWith Sanders, Joseph person
associatedWith Sarah Belchetz-Swenson person
associatedWith Schick, Julius, person
associatedWith Schick, Julius, photographer. person
associatedWith SHIRLEY GRAHAM DU BOIS, 1896-1977 person
associatedWith Smith, George W., person
associatedWith Smith, George W., photographer. person
associatedWith Spingarn, Arthur Barnett, 1878- person
associatedWith Steven R. Smith, Curatorial Associate person
correspondedWith Stout, Juanita Kidd, 1919-1998. person
associatedWith Suitt, E. Vincent person
associatedWith Third District Circuit Court of Appeals. corporateBody
associatedWith Thompkins, William J., 1884-1944. person
associatedWith Thompson, William B. D. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith Tyler, Scott W., person
associatedWith Tyler, Scott W., photographer. person
associatedWith United Nations Trusteeship Division corporateBody
associatedWith United Negro College Fund, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. President (1933-1945 : Roosevelt). corporateBody
associatedWith U. S. Army School corporateBody
associatedWith Wachman, Marvin, 1917- person
associatedWith Washington, James person
associatedWith Weaver, Robert C. (Robert Clifton), 1907-1997. person
associatedWith White, Walter person
associatedWith White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955. person
associatedWith Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995. person
correspondedWith Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981. person
correspondedWith Willy's - Overland Motors, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, G. Marshall, person
associatedWith Wilson, G. Marshall, photographer. person
associatedWith Wolfson, Robert, person
associatedWith Wolfson, Robert, photographer. person
associatedWith Woodruff, Bertram person
associatedWith Zanders, Roosevelt S., person
associatedWith Zanders, Roosevelt S., photographer. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Virgin Islands of the United States
Political campaigns--Pictorial works
Segregation--Pictorial works
United States. Army--African American troops--Pictorial works
Segregation--United States--Pictorial works
Blacks--Segregation--United States--Pictorial works
Political campaigns--United States--Pictorial works
United States. Army--Military life--Pictorial works
Virgin Islands of the United States
Blacks--Segregation--Pictorial works
Liability law
Employers' liability


Birth 1904-11-17

Death 1976-04-14


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