The Info List - Joseph Tyree Sneed III

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Joseph Tyree Sneed III (July 21, 1920 – February 9, 2008) was a Republican U.S. Deputy Attorney General and then a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for nearly 35 years until his death. He was the father of Carly Fiorina, a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
and 2016 Republican Presidential Primary candidate.[1]


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Academia 2.2 Judicial service

3 Personal life 4 Death 5 References 6 Sources 7 External links

Early life[edit] Joseph Tyree Sneed III was born on July 21, 1920 in Calvert, Texas.[2][3] He was the son of Cara Carlton (Weber) and Harold Marvin Sneed, a rancher and landowner.[2][4][5] He spent his youth working summers as a cowboy on his uncle's ranch in the Texas Panhandle.[3] Sneed earned his undergraduate degree from Southwestern University
Southwestern University
in 1941.[2] He served as a Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
in the Army Air Corps during World War II.[2] Sneed attended the University of Texas School of Law, where he received his LL.B., Order of the Coif in 1947.[2][3] He was also a visiting student at the London School of Economics
London School of Economics
and the University of Ghana.[3] He subsequently received a Doctor of Juridical Science degree from Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School
in 1958.[2] Career[edit] Academia[edit] Sneed was an assistant professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law from 1947 to 1951.[2] He became an associate professor in 1951 and was made a full professor in 1954. He taught at the University of Texas until 1957.[2] Sneed was a professor of law at Cornell Law School
Cornell Law School
from 1957 to 1962, followed by the Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School
from 1962 to 1971.[2] He was professor of law and dean of the Duke University School of Law
Duke University School of Law
from 1971 to 1973.[2][3] Judicial service[edit] Sneed was nominated by President Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
to a seat vacated by Frederick G. Hamley on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on July 25, 1973.[2][3] He was confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1973, and received his judicial commission on August 24, 1973. He served as an active judge of the court until taking senior status on July 21, 1987. Sneed ruled in favor of three-strikes law; LGBT employment discrimination; and the eviction of substance abusers by their landlords.[6] He was part of a three-judge panel that replaced Whitewater special prosecutor Robert B. Fiske with Kenneth Starr
Kenneth Starr
in 1994.[3][6] Personal life[edit] Sneed married Madelon Juergens Sneed in 1944.[2] She was a portrait and abstract artist who died in 1998.[3] Together they had a son and two daughters, including Carly Fiorina.[2] They resided in San Francisco, California.[3] Death[edit] Sneed died in San Francisco
San Francisco
at the age of 87 [2][3] References[edit]

^ "Fiorina: 'I Would Appoint Judges That Remind Me of My Father'". Newsmax. Retrieved 2017-07-17.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Stewart, Jocelyn Y. (February 15, 2008). "Senior judge on U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, former law school professor". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 9, 2016.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j Egelko, Bob (February 14, 2008). "Joseph Sneed dies - longtime 9th Circuit judge". The San Francisco
San Francisco
Chronicle. Retrieved February 9, 2016.  ^ "Descendants of Nicholas Perkins of Virginia". google.ca.  ^ "The American Bench". google.ca.  ^ a b "Is Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorina
a Chip Off the Old Block?". Bloomberg Politics. May 4, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 


Joseph Tyree Sneed III at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

External links[edit]

New York Times coverage of Whitewater L.A. Legalpad.com website[permanent dead link] www.netmagic.net Iraq Timeline (1994)

Legal offices

Preceded by Ralph E. Erickson U.S. Deputy Attorney General Served under: Richard Nixon 1973 Succeeded by William Ruckelshaus

Preceded by Frederick George Hamley Judge of the United States
United States
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1973–1987 Succeeded by Stephen S. Trott

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 7590591