William Mills Maltbie


William Mills Maltbie

Death 15 Dec 1961 (aged 81)
Burial Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 82693652 View Source

William Mills Maltbie
Born Granby, Connecticut, March 10, 1880
Died in Granby December 15, 1961)
lawyer, judge, and Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Father Theodore Mills Maltbie (1842–1915), a prominent lawyer and politician who served three terms in the General Assembly and two in the state senate.[1]

Hartford Public High School
Yale (class of 1901)
Yale Law School (class of 1905)

Admitted to the bar and joined his father's practice in Hartford.

He lived in Granby for all of his life, commuting to Hartford when necessary.

1913-Maltbie served as one of Granby's representatives in
the General Assembly
1914 Appointed assistant state's attorney for Hartford
1915-17 served as Governor Marcus H. Holcomb's executive
1917 Governor Holcomb appointed him to the Superior Court. 1925 he was raised to the Connecticut Supreme Court (then officially called the "Supreme Court of Errors")
1930 he became Chief Justice. He held that position until 1950 when he reached the judicial retirement age of 70.

Following his retirement from the bench he served as a state referee and conducted two one-man grand jury investigations, in 1951 and 1954.

Maltbie published two editions of Connecticut Appelate Procedure during his lifetime; he completed a supplement to it in the last years of his life and it was published posthumously.

-Extensive work with the Boy Scouts of America
-The Probation Association
-The Connecticut Prison Association (long-time president), -The Connecticut Opera Association (president)
-The Greater Hartford Federation of Churches (president), and other charitable and non-profit organizations.

He was awarded honorary degrees in law from many colleges and universities:
Yale (1933)
Trinity College (1934)
Elon College (1941)
Boston University (1942)
University of Hartford (then "Hillyer College") (1955)

Maltbie married Mary L. Hamlin in 1917

son, Theodore Mills Maltbie was also a lawyer

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