Stewart F. Hancock,, American law educator, judge.
Hancock,, Stewart F. was born on February 2, 1923 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Stewart F. and Marion (MCLennan) Hancock.
Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1945. Bachelor of Laws, Cornell University, 1950. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Syracuse University, 1993.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Le Moyne College, 1999.
Corporation counsel, chief legal officer City of Syracuse, 1961-1963. Justice 5th judicial district New York Supreme Court, 1971-1977, associate justice appellate division 4th judicial department, 1977-1986. Associate judge New York Court Appeals, Albany, 1986-1993.
Of counsel Hancock & Estabrook, Syracuse, since 1994. Adjunct professor law Syracuse University, 1979—1986, distinguished visiting professor law, jurist in residence, since 1994. Member New York State Committee on Profession and the Courts, since 1994.
Republican chairman Onondaga County, 1964-1966. Republican candidate for Congress, 1966. Former member Onondaga County Metropolitan Water Board.
Member Syracuse Board Education, American Red Cross, Dunbar Center, Pebble Hill School, Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse Symphony. Member First Presbyterian Church, Cazenovia. Line officer United States Navy, 1945-1947, lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1950-1951.
Fellow American Bar Foundation, New York State Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (committee on judicial selection, committee on judicial independence, steering committee on commerce and industry, Gold medal for distinguished service in law 2000), Onondaga County Bar Assn, director Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society.