Hand, Augustus Noble was born on July 26, 1869 in Elizabethtown, New York, United States. Son of Richard Lockhart and Mary Elizabeth (Noble) Hand.
Student Phillips Exeter Academy, 1886. Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1890, A.M., Bachelor of Laws, cum laude. 1894; Doctor of Laws, Middlebury College, 1918, Williams College, 1928, University of Pennsylvania, 1938, Yale, 1939, Harvard, 1944 Columbia, 1944, Princeton, 1952.
1 daughter, Serena (Mistress William Lyttleton Savage, deceased). Began practice at New York City, 1895. Member Curtis, Mallet-Prevost & Colt, 1897-1901, Hand, Bonney & Jones, 1901-1914.
Judge The United States of America District Court, Southern District New York, by appointment of President Wilson, 1914-1927. Judge The United States of America Circuit Court, by appointment President Coolidge 1927-1953. President Havens Relief Fund, 1910-1949.
Overseer Harvard University, 1936-1942.
Member American Law Institute (member of council, Executive Committee, since 1936), American, New York State bar associations, New York County Lawyers Association, Association Bar City New York, Harvard Alumni Association (president 1944), Harvard Law School assosiation, New York (president 1919-1920), New York Phillips Exeter Alumni Association (president 1921). Trustee Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1919-1949. Clubs: Century, Harvard (vice president 1943).