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William Henry Hastie, American judge. Member Caribbean Commission, 1947-1951. Trustee Amherst College; Fellow American Academy Arts and Scis; member Phi Beta Kappa, Omega Psi Phi.; Mason.


Hastie, William Henry was born on November 17, 1904 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Henry and Roberta (Child) Hastie.


Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1925, A.M. (honorary), 1940, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1930, Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, 1933. Honorary Doctor of Laws Hampton Institute, 1946, Virginia State College, 1947, Lincoln U., 1950, Ohio Wesleyan, 1951, Knoxville College, 1952, Rutgers University, 1953, Howard U., 1955, Yale University, 1957, Central State College, 1959, Temple University, 1961, University of Pennsylvania, Atlanta U., 1964.


Admitted to bar, 1930. Practiced law, 1930-1933. Assistant solicitor Department of Interior, 1933-1937.

Judge District Court Virgin Islands, 1937-1939. Dean Howard U. School of Law, 1939-1946. Civilian adie to the secretary of war, 1940-1942.

Governor of Virgin Islands, 1946-1949. Judge 3d United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 1949-1971.


Member Caribbean Commission, 1947-1951. Trustee Amherst College. Fellow American Academy Arts and Scis.

Member Phi Beta Kappa, Omega Psi Phi.


Married Beryl Lockhart, December 25, 1943. Children: Karen Roberta, William Henry.

William Henry Hastie

Roberta (Child) Hastie

Beryl Lockhart

Karen Roberta Hastie

William Henry Hastie