William Nelson Runyon

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William Nelson Runyon
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Runyon as Judge of the United States District Court for New Jersey
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
January 16, 1923 – November 9, 1931
Appointed byWarren G. Harding
Preceded bySeat established by 42 Stat. 837
Succeeded byPhillip Forman
Governor of New Jersey (Acting)
In office
May 16, 1919 – January 13, 1920
Preceded byWalter Evans Edge
Succeeded byClarence E. Case (Acting)
Personal details
Born
William Nelson Runyon

(1871-03-05)March 5, 1871
Plainfield, New Jersey
DiedNovember 9, 1931(1931-11-09) (aged 60)
Plainfield, New Jersey
Resting placeHillside Cemetery
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
EducationYale University (A.B.)
New York Law School (LL.B.)

William Nelson Runyon (March 5, 1871 – November 9, 1931) was an Acting Governor of New Jersey and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Education and career[edit]

Born on March 5, 1871, in Plainfield, New Jersey,[1] Runyon received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1892 from Yale University and a Bachelor of Laws in 1894 from New York Law School.[1] He was a member of the Plainfield Common Council from 1897 to 1898.[1] He was a Judge of the Plainfield Municipal Court from 1899 to 1910.[1] He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1915 to 1917.[1] He was a member of the New Jersey Senate from 1918 to 1922.[1] He served as Acting Governor of New Jersey from 1919 to 1920.[1] He was a member of the Republican Party.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Runyon was nominated by President Warren G. Harding on December 30, 1922, to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, to a new seat authorized by 42 Stat. 837.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 16, 1923, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on November 9, 1931, due to his death in Plainfield.[1][2][3] He was interred in Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Runyon, William Nelson - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ a b c "Judge Runyon Dies in Jersey" (PDF). The New York Sun. November 9, 1931.
  3. ^ National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy, Journal of the National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy, Death notice, William Nelson Runyon, Volumes 6-10, January 1932, page 116

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas F. McCran
President of the New Jersey Senate
1919
Succeeded by
Clarence E. Case
Preceded by
Walter Evans Edge
Acting Governor of New Jersey
1919–1920
Succeeded by
Clarence E. Case
Party political offices
Preceded by
Newton A.K. Bugbee
Republican nominee for Governor of New Jersey
1922
Succeeded by
Arthur Whitney
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 42 Stat. 837
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1923–1931
Succeeded by
Phillip Forman