Of 19 new federal judges nominated last week by President Truman, two made headline news.
One was hard-working U.S. District Attorney John F. X. McGohey, whose selection as a judge of the Southern District of
New York came the day after he finished the job of prosecuting the eleven U.S. Communist leaders.
The other was William Henry Hastie, 44, wartime civilian aide to the Secretary of War, and since 1946 governor of the Virgin Islands. Lawyer Hastie became the first Negro on the federal bench when he was appointed U.S. district judge in the Virgin Islands in 1937. Last week he was...