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
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)