Thomas Griffith Haight

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Thomas Griffith Haight Sr.
Thomas G. Haight ca 1912.jpg
Circa 1910-1915
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
April 1, 1919 – May 31, 1920
Appointed byWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byJohn Bayard McPherson
Succeeded byJohn Warren Davis
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
February 18, 1914 – April 1, 1919
Appointed byWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byJoseph Cross
Succeeded byCharles Francis Lynch
Personal details
Born
Thomas Griffith Haight

(1879-08-04)August 4, 1879
Freehold Borough, New Jersey
DiedJanuary 26, 1942(1942-01-26) (aged 62)
EducationPrinceton University
New York Law School (LL.B.)

Thomas Griffith Haight Sr. (August 4, 1879 – January 26, 1942) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Education and career[edit]

Born on August 4, 1879, in Freehold Borough, New Jersey, Haight attended Princeton University and then received a Bachelor of Laws in 1900 from New York Law School. He entered private practice in Jersey City, New Jersey from 1901 to 1913. He was city attorney for Jersey City from 1911 to 1913. He was corporation counsel for Hudson County, New Jersey from 1913 to 1914.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Haight was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on February 3, 1914, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Judge Joseph Cross. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 18, 1914, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on April 1, 1919, due to his elevation to the Third Circuit.[1]

Haight received a recess appointment from President Wilson on April 1, 1919, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by Judge John Bayard McPherson. He was nominated to the same position by President Wilson on May 23, 1919. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 1919, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on May 31, 1920, due to his resignation.[1]

Later career and death[edit]

Following his resignation from the federal bench, Haight returned to private practice in Jersey City from 1920 to 1942. He died on January 26, 1942.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph Cross
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1914–1919
Succeeded by
Charles Francis Lynch
Preceded by
John Bayard McPherson
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1919–1920
Succeeded by
John Warren Davis