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Name Sweeney, George Clinton
City Gardner
State MA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born July 23, 1895, in Gardner, MA
Died November 5, 1966

Federal Judicial Service:
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born July 23, 1895, in Gardner, MA
Died November 5, 1966

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 20, 1935, to a seat vacated by James A. Lowell. Confirmed by the Senate on August 21, 1935, and received commission on August 24, 1935. Served as chief judge, 1948-1965. Assumed senior status on September 30, 1966. Service terminated on November 5, 1966, due to death.

Education:
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1922

Professional Career:

U.S. Army sergeant, 1917-1918
Private practice, Gardner, Massachusetts, 1924-1935
Mayor, Gardner, Massachusetts, 1931-1933
Assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1933-1935
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1958-1961


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