Thomas Collier Platt Jr., American judge, Died at 91


Thomas Collier Platt Jr. was born on May 29, 1925, and die on March 4, 2017.

He was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

He is a descendant of former U.S. Senator Thomas Collier Platt, he was born in New York, New York.

Platt was a U.S. Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946.

Platt received a B.A. from Yale University in 1947, and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1950.

At law school, he married Anne Byrd Symington in 1948.

He worked in private practice in New York City from 1950 to 1953, he became an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of New York, serving from 1953 to 1956.

Then, Platt returned to private practice in New York City, while also serving as an attorney for Village of Laurel Hollow, New York from 1958 to 1974, and acting police justice in Village of Lloyd Harbor, New York from 1958 to 1963.

He was nominated by President Richard M. Nixon on January 31, 1974, to a seat vacated by George Rosling.

Platt was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 1, 1974, and received his commission on March 8, 1974.

When he received his nomination, he was the first federal district court judge from Suffolk County, New York.

Platt served as chief judge of the Eastern District from 1988 to 1995.

He had 25 years of active service, then Platt assumed senior status on February 1, 2001 and served in that capacity until his death on March 4, 2017 in North Branford, Connecticut.

Thomas Collier Platt Jr passed away at 91 years old.