Thomas Whitten Slick

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Thomas Whitten Slick
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
In office
April 21, 1928 September 16, 1943
Appointed by operation of law
Preceded bySeat established by 45 Stat. 437
Succeeded by Luther Merritt Swygert
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Indiana
In office
February 17, 1925 April 21, 1928
Appointed by Calvin Coolidge
Preceded bySeat established by 43 Stat. 751
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Personal details
Born
Thomas Whitten Slick

(1869-07-05)July 5, 1869
South Bend, Indiana
DiedJanuary 3, 1959(1959-01-03) (aged 89)
Education University of Michigan Law School (LL.B.)

Thomas Whitten Slick (July 5, 1869 – January 3, 1959) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Indiana and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

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United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana was created in 1928 by an act of Congress that split Indiana into two separate districts, northern and southern. As part of the act, the Northern District was divided into three divisions, South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Hammond. Appeals from this court are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The court has eight judges and four magistrate judges.

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Education and career

Born in South Bend, Indiana, Slick received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Michigan Law School in 1893. He was in private practice in South Bend from 1893 to 1925, serving as a prosecuting attorney of St. Joseph County, Indiana from 1896 to 1900 and as city attorney of South Bend from 1918 to 1922. [1]

South Bend, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States, on the St. Joseph River near its southernmost bend, from which it derives its name. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total of 101,168 residents; its Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 318,586 and Combined Statistical Area of 721,296. It is the fourth-largest city in Indiana, serving as the economic and cultural hub of Northern Indiana. The highly ranked University of Notre Dame is located just to the north in unincorporated Notre Dame, Indiana and is an integral contributor to the region's economy.

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Federal judicial service

Slick was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge on February 6, 1925, to the United States District Court for the District of Indiana, to a new seat authorized by 43 Stat. 751. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 17, 1925, and received his commission the same day. Slick was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana on April 21, 1928, to a new seat authorized by 45 Stat. 437. His service terminated on September 16, 1943, due to his retirement. [1]

Calvin Coolidge 30th president of the United States

John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 30th president of the United States from 1923 to 1929. A Republican lawyer from New England, born in Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. The next year, he was elected vice president of the United States, and he succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small government conservative and also as a man who said very little and had a rather dry sense of humor.

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Death

Slick died on January 3, 1959. [1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 43 Stat. 751
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Indiana
1925–1928
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat established by 45 Stat. 437
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
1928–1943
Succeeded by
Luther Merritt Swygert