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Name Meskill, Thomas Joseph
City New Britain
State CT
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Meskill, Thomas Joseph
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Meskill, Thomas Joseph
Born January 30, 1928, in New Britain, CT
Died October 29, 2007, in Boynton Beach, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Gerald Ford on January 16, 1975, to a seat vacated by John Joseph Smith. Confirmed by the Senate on April 22, 1975, and received commission on April 23, 1975. Served as chief judge, 1992-1993. Assumed senior status on June 30, 1993. Service terminated on October 29, 2007, due to death.

Education:
New York University School of Law
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, B.S., 1950
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force first lieutenant, 1950-1953
Private practice, New Britain, Connecticut, 1956-1960
Assistant corporation counsel, New Britain, Connecticut, 1960-1962
Mayor, New Britain, Connecticut, 1962-1964
Corporation counsel, New Britain, Connecticut, 1965-1966
U.S. representative from Connecticut, 1967-1971
Governor, Connecticut, 1971-1975

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, August 8, 1974; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, November 18, 1974; no Senate vote
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Case(s) CJ-NY-0005 : Muntaqim v. Coombe
ID-NY-0005 : Society for Good Will to Retarded Children Inc. v. Cuomo
IM-NY-0015 : Etuk v. Blackman
IM-NY-0034 : Perales v. Thornburgh
JC-NY-0042 : Weber v. Dell
PC-NY-0036 : Todaro v. Ward


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