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Name Townsend, William Kneeland
City New Haven
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:

Townsend, William Kneeland
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Townsend, William Kneeland
Born June 12, 1849, in New Haven, CT
Died June 2, 1907, in New Haven, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on March 24, 1892, to a seat vacated by Nathaniel Shipman. Confirmed by the Senate on March 28, 1892, and received commission on March 28, 1892. Service terminated on February 27, 1902, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on January 15, 1902, to a seat vacated by Nathaniel Shipman. Confirmed by the Senate on January 21, 1902, and received commission on January 21, 1902. Service terminated on June 2, 1907, due to death.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on January 15, 1902, to a seat vacated by Nathaniel Shipman. Confirmed by the Senate on January 21, 1902, and received commission on January 21, 1902. Service terminated on June 2, 1907, due to death.

Education:
Yale College, A.B., 1871
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1874
Yale Law School, D.C.L., 1880

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Haven, Connecticut, 1875-
Attorney, New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, -1881
Alderman, New Haven, Connecticut, 1880-1882
Professor, Yale Law School, 1881-1907
Corporation counsel, New Haven, Connecticut, 1889-1891
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