William Nelson Runyon

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William Nelson Runyon
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #4T
Service:
Appointed by:   Warren Harding
Active:   1/16/1923 - 11/9/1931
Preceded by:   42 Stat. 837
Succeeded by:   Phillip Forman
Personal History
Born:   1871
Undergraduate:   Yale University (1892)
Law School:   New York Law School (1894)



William Nelson Runyon (1871-1931) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

He was nominated by President Warren Harding on December 30, 1922 to a new seat created by 42 Stat. 837.[1] He was confirmed by the Senate on January 16, 1923, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on November 9, 1931. Runyon was succeeded in this position by Phillip Forman.

Early life and education

  • Yale University, A.B., 1892
  • New York Law School, LL.B., 1894

Professional career

  • Member, Common Council of Plainfield, New Jersey, 1897-98
  • Judge, City of Plainfield, New Jersey, 1899-1910
  • Member, New Jersey House of Representatives, 1915-1917
  • Member, New Jersey Senate, 1918-1922
  • Acting State Governor of New Jersey, 1919-1920

Judicial career

District of New Jersey

Runyon was nominated by President Warren Harding on December 30, 1922 to a new seat created by 42 Stat. 837.[1] He was confirmed by the Senate on January 16, 1923, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on November 9, 1931. Runyon was succeeded in this position by Phillip Forman.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
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District of New Jersey
1923–1931
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Phillip Forman
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