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U.S. District Judges for New Jersey, 1789-2017 (may be incomplete!)
David Brearley 1789-90 Robert Morris 1790-1801 Robert Morris 1802-15 William Rossell 1826-40 Mahlon Dickerson 1840 Philemon Dickerson 1841-62 Richard Stockton Field 1863-70 Edward T. Green 1889-96 Andrew Kirkpatrick 1896-1904 William M. Lanning 1904-09 John Rellstab 1909-28 Thomas Griffith Haight 1914-19 J. Warren Davis 1916-20 Charles F. Lynch 1919-25 Joseph L. Bodine 1920-29 William N. Runyon 1923 William Clark 1925-38 James W. McCarthy 1928-29 Guy L. Fake 1929-48 John Boyd Avis 1929-44 Philip Forman 1932-59 Thomas G. Walker 1939-41 William F. Smith 1941-61 Thomas Francis Meaney 1942-66 Thomas M. Madden 1945-68 Alfred E. Modarelli 1951-57 Richard Hartshorne 1951-61 Reynier Jacob Wortendyke, Jr. 1955-70 Mendon Morrill 1958-61 Arthur Stephen Lane 1960-67 Anthony Thomas Augelli 1961-72 James Aloysius Coolahan 1962-74 Robert Shaw 1962-72 Mitchell Harry Cohen 1962-74 Leonard I. Garth 1969-73 George Herbert Barlow 1969-79 Frederick B. Lacey 1971-82 Vincent Pasquale Biunno 1973-82 Herbert J. Stern 1974-87 Henry Curtis Meanor 1974-83 John Francis Gerry 1975-94 Stanley Seymour Brotman 1975-90 Harold Arnold Ackerman 1979-94 Dickinson R. Debevoise 1979-94 H. Lee Sarokin 1979-94 John Winslow Bissell 1982- Maryanne Trump Barry 1983-99 Robert E. Cowen 1985-87 Garrett E. Brown, Jr. 1985- Nicholas H. Politan 1987-2002 William G. Bassler 1991- Mary Little Cooper 1992-2011 Joseph Eron Irenas 1992-2002 Jerome B. Simandle 1992-2017 William H. Walls 1994-2005 Katharine Sweeney Hayden 1997-2010 Faith S. Hochberg 1999- Dennis M. Cavanaugh 2000-14 William J. Martini 2002-15 Stanley R. Chesler 2002-15 Robert B. Kugler 2002- Renee Marie Bumb 2006- Peter G. Sheridan 2006- Claire Claudia Cecchi 2011- Esther Salas 2011- Kevin McNulty 2012- Michael Andre Shipp 2012- Madeline Cox Arleo 2014- Brian R. Martinotti 2016-

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1790 Aug 16: David Brearley, died in office.
  • 1815 Jun 2: Robert Morris, died in office.
  • 1840 Jun 20: William Rossell, died in office.
  • 1862 Dec 10: Philemon Dickerson, died in office.
  • 1870 Apr 25: Richard Stockton Field, resigned.
  • 1896 Oct 10: Edward T. Green, died in office.
  • 1904 May 3: Andrew Kirkpatrick, died in office.
  • 1928 Oct 10: John Rellstab, took senior status.
  • 1929 Jan 31: James W. McCarthy, resigned.
  • 1929 Mar 31: Joseph L. Bodine, resigned.
  • 1941 Dec 31: Thomas G. Walker, resigned.
  • 1944 Jan 21: John Boyd Avis, died in office.
  • 1957 Sep 22: Alfred E. Modarelli, died in office.
  • 1961 Mar 12: Mendon Morrill, died in office.
  • 1961 Oct 29: Richard Hartshorne, took senior status.
  • 1966 May 1: Thomas Francis Meaney, took senior status.
  • 1967 Jul 15: Arthur Stephen Lane, resigned.
  • 1968 Jan 1: Thomas M. Madden, took senior status.
  • 1970 Jun 1: Reynier Jacob Wortendyke, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1972 Apr 1: Anthony Thomas Augelli, took senior status.
  • 1972 Jul 9: Robert Shaw, died in office.
  • 1974 Jun 1: James Aloysius Coolahan, took senior status.
  • 1974 Sep 11: Mitchell Harry Cohen, took senior status.
  • 1979 Mar 4: George Herbert Barlow, died in office.
  • 1982 Mar 23: Vincent Pasquale Biunno, took senior status.
  • 1983 Feb 7: Henry Curtis Meanor, resigned.
  • 1987 Jan 4: Herbert J. Stern, resigned.
  • 1990 Apr 23: Stanley Seymour Brotman, took senior status.
  • 1994 Feb 15: Harold Arnold Ackerman, took senior status.
  • 1994 May 1: Dickinson R. Debevoise, took senior status.
  • 2002 Jan 4: Nicholas H. Politan, retired.
  • 2002 Jul 1: Joseph Eron Irenas, took senior status.
  • 2005 Jan 31: William H. Walls, took senior status.
  • 2010 May 30: Katharine Sweeney Hayden, took senior status.
  • 2011 Aug 31: Mary Little Cooper, took senior status.
  • 2014 Jan 31: Dennis M. Cavanaugh, retired.
  • 2015 Feb 10: William J. Martini, took senior status.
  • 2015 Jun 15: Stanley R. Chesler, took senior status.
  • 2017 May 31: Jerome B. Simandle, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of New Jersey, 1801-02 (may be incomplete!)
    Robert Morris 1801-02

    U.S. District Judges for the Western District of New Jersey, 1801-02 (may be incomplete!)
    Robert Morris 1801-02
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