William Nelson Runyon

William Nelson Runyon (March 5, 1871 – November 9, 1931) was the acting governor of New Jersey from 1919 to 1920 and a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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
Acting Governor of New Jersey
In office
May 16, 1919 – January 13, 1920
Preceded byWalter Evans Edge
Succeeded byClarence E. Case (acting)
President of the New Jersey Senate
In office
1919 – January 13, 1920
Preceded byThomas F. McCran
Succeeded byClarence E. Case
Member of the
New Jersey Senate
from Union County
In office
1918–1922
Preceded byCarlton B. Pierce
Succeeded byArthur N. Pierson
Personal details
Born
William Nelson Runyon

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

Runyon was nominated by President Warren G. Harding on December 30, 1922, to a new seat created by 42 Stat. 837; He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 16, 1923, and received commission the same day. Runyon's service was terminated on November 9, 1931, due to death.

Education and careerEdit

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 serviceEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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 President of the New Jersey Senate
1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by Acting Governor of New Jersey
1919–1920
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Republican nominee for Governor of New Jersey
1922
Succeeded by
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