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Associate Justices deceased

Justice Clarence Edwards Case

Clarence Edwards Case

Justice Case was born in Jersey City on Sept. 24, 1877. He received his education at the Paterson Scientific and Classical School, Rutgers Preparatory School, Rutgers College, 1900 ; New York Law School, 1902. His academic degrees are: B. A., Rutgers, 1900 ; LL.B., New York Law School, 1902', M.A., Rutgers, 1903; LL.D., Rutgers, 1937. He studied law with Alvah A. Clark, became an attorney in 1903 and a counsellor in 1907. Until his appointment to the county bench he practiced law in partnership with Clark.

Justice Case was Judge of the County Courts of Somerset County from 1910 until 1913, when he resigned. He served as a member of the State Senate, 1918-1929, was Republican floor leader in 1919 and president of the Senate in 1920. For a short time in 1920, during a part of the interim between the resignation of Governor Edge and the inauguration of Governor Edwards, Justice Case was Acting Governor. He was a trustee of Rutgers College. He was appointed Supreme Court Justice in January 1929, by Governor Larson and was reappointed by Governor Hoffman in 1936 and by Governor Edison in 1943. In March 1946, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor Edge, and served until the dissolution of that court on September 15, 1948. By appointment of Governor Driscoll, he then became the senior associate justice of the new Supreme Court until his retirement in 1952. A resident of Somerville, he died on Sept. 24, 1977 at the age of 84.

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Justice Henry A. Ackerson Jr.

Justice Henry A. Ackerdon, JR.,

Justice Ackerson was born in Holmdel Township, near Hazlet, Monmouth County on Oct. 15, 1880. In 1890, his parents moved to Keyport. He graduated from the local high school in 1898 and later entered the Packard School, New York City. After his graduation therefrom, he engaged in business for a time, but later continued his education at the Senftner Preparatory School in New York City. He entered the New York Law School in 1900, from which he graduated with the scholarship prize of appointment as lecturer on pleading and practice at the law school, which position he occupied for two years. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar as an attorney-at-law, March 7, 1904 and became a counsellor-at-law and Master in Chancery on Nov. 28, 1909.

After his admission to the bar, Justice Ackerson engaged in practice at Keyport. He served for many years as attorney for the Boroughs of Keyport and Keansburg and the adjacent townships of Holmdel and Madison.

On Feb. 11, 1914, he was appointed counsel to the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Monmouth County, which position he occupied for seven years. He was also a member of the Board of Managers of the New Jersey State Home for Boys for 24 years. He was a member and past president of the Monmouth County Bar Association, was a member of the New Jersey and American Bar Associations and past president of the Holland Society of New York.

In 1914, he was elected to represent Monmouth County in the State Senate, and was re-elected in 1917. He resigned as Senator in 1919 to accept an appointment as Judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals, which position he occupied until Jan. 28, 1924, when he was appointed as a Circuit Court Judge for a full term of seven years. He was reappointed in 1931, 1938 and 1945. He was appointed by Governor Driscoll to the Supreme Court under the Constitution of 1947 and was sworn in on Sept. 15, 1948. Justice Ackerson retired from the Court in 1952 and died on Dec. 9, 1970 at the age of 90.

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Justice A.Dayton Oliphant

Justice A.Dayton Oliphant

Justice Oliphant was born in Trenton on Oct. 28, 1887. He was the son of Henry D. Oliphant, for many years Clerk of the United States Circuit Court. His uncle, William L. Dayton was United States Senator from New Jersey, Ambassador to France under President Lincoln and the candidate for Vice-President on the first Republican National ticket. He attended Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar as an attorney in November 1911 and as a counsellor in June 1916. He was a member of the House of Assembly in the sessions of 1915-16-17, being majority leader in 1917. Governor Edge appointed him Prosecutor of the Pleas for Mercer County in 1918, in which office he served one term. A Princeton resident, Justice Oliphant was a member of the Mercer County, State and American Bar Association, a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, the Tiger Inn Club of Princeton and other clubs and organizations .

He was appointed Circuit Court Judge by Governor Moore in 1927 and was reappointed in 1934 and 1941. On May 21, 1945, Governor Edge appointed Judge Oliphant a Justice of the Supreme Court, and the appointment was immediately confirmed by the Senate. On Sept. 30, 1946, Governor Edge named Justice Oliphant as Chancellor for a full term of seven years beginning Oct.18, 1946. He was on the same day confirmed by the Senate in special session. Chancellor Campbell having resigned as of Oct. 15, 1946, Justice Oliphant was appointed to the ad interim term as of that date. He immediately resigned as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and was inducted into office as Chancellor. On appointment by Governor Driscoll he was named as an Associate Justice of the new Supreme Court under the Constitution of 1947 and took office on Sept. 15, 1948. Justice Oliphant retired in 1957 and died on June 25, 1963 at the age of 76.

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Justice Harry Heher

Justice Harry Heher

Justice Heher was born at Trenton, New Jersey, on March 20, 1889. He is the son of John and Anne Spelman Heher. He was educated at the Cathedral School of his native city and at the Trenton High School, from which he was graduated in the class of 1907. He read law with Charles E. Gummere, and was admitted to the Bar at the February, 1911, Term of the Supreme Court. He practiced law at Trenton until October 20, 1932, when he was given an ad interim appointment by Governor Moore as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, to succeed Justice Luther A. Campbell, lately appointed Chancellor of New Jersey. He took the oath of office on October 24, 1932. At the ensuing session of the Legislature his nomination for a full term of seven years was forwarded to the Senate by Governor Moore, and Confirmed. He was commissioned on March 9, 1933. In 1940, he was reappointed by Governor Moore for a second term and, in 1947, was named by Governor Driscoll for a third term. On December 8, 1947, Governor Driscoll nominated him as an associate justice of the new Supreme Court created by the Constitution of 1947, and the nomination was confirmed on December 15, 1947, effective September 15, 1948, when the court was organized. Justice Haher retired from the court on March 19, 1959.

In April, 1915, Justice Heher was elected chairman of the Mercer County Democratic Executive Committee. He served his party in that capacity until February 21, 1922, when he was elected chairman of the Democratic State Committee. He held this office until his elevation to the Supreme Court.

He was a district delegate to the Democratic National Convention held at New York in 1924, representing the Old Fourth Congressional District, and was the State delegation's representative on the Resolutions Committee of that Convention. He was a delegate-at-large to his party's national conventions held at Houston in 1928, and at Chicago in 1932, and was chairman of the State's delegations to those conventions.

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Justice Albert D. Burling

Justice Albert D. Burling

Justice Burling was born Aug. 3, 1891 in Camden. He received elementary education in Pennsauken Township and Merchantville Borough public schools, and then was graduated from Camden High School. Received degree of LL.B. from Temple University Law School. He was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in 1913 and as a Counsellor-at-Law in 1916. He was a member of the Camden County, New Jersey and American Bar Associations and of the American Judicature Society. He was formerly an instructor of New Jersey Practice in Temple University Law School.

He was admitted to practice law in New Jersey in : 1913, and as a Counsellor-at-Law in 1916. He is a member of the Camden County, New Jersey and American Bar Associations ; and of the American Judicature Society. He was formerly an instructor of New Jersey Practice in Temple University Law School.

He was elected to the governing body of Pennsauken Township and subsequently served as its attorney and as attorney for its Board of Education. He served as Secretary to the Speaker of the House of Assembly in 1918, and as first assistant prosecutor of Camden County from 1918 to 1923, and as counsel for the Camden County Board of Freeholders from September 1923 to November 1926. He served as Senator from Camden County for one term beginning in 1936 and as a Circuit Court Judge from November 1942 to March 28, 1947, when he became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and on Sept. 15, 1948, became Associate Justice of the New Supreme Court. Justice Burling died in office on Oct. 29, 1960 at the age of 69. He was married and has one child, a daughter

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Justice Robert L. Clifford

Justice Robert L. Clifford

Robert L. Clifford was born Dec. 17, 1924 in Passaic. He served in the U S. Naval Reserve from 1943-1946. He was graduated with B.A. in 1947 from Lehigh University. He attended Duke University School Of Law, LL.B. 1950. He was admitted to the N. J. bar as attorney 1950, counsellor in 1954. Associated with Cox and Walburg, Newark, 1950- 1952.

Law secretary to Justice William A. Wachenfeld, N. J. Supreme Court, 1953-1954. Associated with Mead, Gleeson, Hansen & Pantages, successor firm to Cox and Walburg, 1934-1962. Partner in Morristown firm of O'Donnell, Clifford, Conway & Leary, 1962-1970.

He was a member of American, New Jersey and Morris County Bar Associations and was former first Vice-President of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Justice Clifford was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the American Bar Foundation. Recipient of Trial Bar Award for 1970. Member of American Judicature Society. He served in the cabinet of Gov. William T. Cahill as commissioner of Banking and Insurance from Jan. 21 to Feb. 23, 1970. After separate Departments of Banking and Insurance were established, he was commissioner of Insurance from Feb 23, 1970 to Feb. 4, 1972.

He was commissioner of Institutions and Agencies from Feb. 4, 1972 to Sept. 4, 1973. He was nominated by Gov. Cahill as associate justice of the Supreme Court and sworn on Sept. 4, 1973. He retired from the Court in 1994 and died on Nov. 29, 2014 at the age of 89. Justice Clifford was married to the former Joan Sieben Of Livingston, has three sons and resided in Madison.

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Justice James H. Coleman Jr.

Justice James H. Coleman JR

Justice Coleman was the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court. He was nominated by Gov. Christine Todd Whitman on Oct. 3, 1994, and sworn by Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz on Dec. 16, 1994. At the time of his nomination, Justice Coleman was serving as a presiding judge of the Appellate Division of Superior Court.

Justice Coleman began his judicial career in May 1973, when he was appointed a judge of the Union County Court. He served in that capacity until December 1978, when he became a Superior Court judge. In March 1981, he was elevated by Chief Justice Wilentz to the Appellate Division. He was named a presiding judge of the Appellate Division in May 1987.

Justice Coleman was born in Lawrenceville, Va, on May 4, 1933. He graduated in 1952 from James S. Russell High School in Lawrenceville, Va He is a 1956 cum laude graduate of Virginia State University. He received his law degree in 1959 from Howard University School of Law, Washington, D. C., and was admitted to the bar in New Jersey the following year. In 1963, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and was discharged in February 1962. Justice Coleman was engaged in the private practice of law from July 1960 until February 1970, with offices in Elizabeth and Roselle. He joined the former New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry in July 1960 as an assistant to the commissioner. During his service with the department, he was an assistant to the director of the Division of Workers' Compensation; consultant to the New Jersey Rehabilitation Commission; counsel for and manager of the New Jersey Subsequent Injury Fund; and referee of formal hearings in the Division of Workers' Compensation.

In July 1964, he was appointed a judge of the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Court and served there until his appointment to the Union County Court. Justice Coleman served on the Supreme Court until he retired on May 3, 2003. He and his wife, Sophia, are the parents of two children.

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Justice John J. Francis

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Born at East Orange, New Jersey, June 19, 1903. Legal education: New Jersey Law School, LL.B- ; New York University, LL.M.; Rutgers University, LL.D. Admitted to the bar as attorney, 1926; counsellor, 1929.

President Essex County Bar Association, 1942-1948. Member Essex County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations. Associate Editor, New Jersey Law Journal, 1944-1947. Trustee, Village of South Orange, 1946-1947. Appointed an Advisory Master of the Court of Chancery by Chancellor A. Dayton Oliphant, February 1947. On Sept. 8, 1948, appointed Judge of the Essex County Court of Common Pleas by Governor Alfred E. Driscoll, April 1, 1958, reappointed, Essex County Court.

On Aug. 28, 1953, given ad interim appointment to the Superior Court and a full term designation to that court on Sept. 0, 1953. Served in Appellate Division from March 1952 to Aug. 20, 1957. On the latter date named by Governor Robert B. Meyner as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

On Aug. 28, 1953, given ad interim appointment to the Superior Court and a full term designation to that court on Sept. 0, 1953. Served in Appellate Division from March 1952 to Aug. 20, 1957. On the latter date named by Governor Robert B. Meyner as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Justice Francis retired from the Court on Sept. 2, 1972. He died on July 5, 1984 at the age of 81. He was married with three children, two sons and a daughter.

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Justice Marie L. Garibaldi

Justice Marie L. Garibaldi

Justice Garibaldi was the first female member of the New Jersey Supreme Court. A specialist in tax law who lived in Weehawken, she was at the time of her nomination a partner in the law firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, and Hyland. Before joining that firm, she was on the staff of the New York regional counsel in the Internal Revenue Service. At the time of her nomination, Justice Garibaldi was serving as president of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She was also a director of the State Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., and the Washington Savings Bank and was a trustee of St. Peter's College. The justice was a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars as well as that of New Jersey. She lectured at New York University Tax Institute, and New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Seton Hall University Tax Conference, and the Estate Planning Council of Central New Jersey.

Justice Garibaldi was born in Jersey City on Nov. 26, 1934. She attended Stevens Academy, Hoboken, and Connecticut College, where she was graduated in 1956. She received her law degree at Columbia University Law School in 1959, and was admitted to the bar the following year. She received her master's degree in tax law at New York University in 1963.

She served as chairwoman of the Weehawken Charter Commission in 1968 and 1969 and was Weehawken's municipal judge from 1973 to 1975. She served on the Court from Nov. 17, 1982 until she retired on Jan. 31, 2000. She died on Jan. 15, 2016 at the age of 82.

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Justice Fredrick W. Hall

Justice Fredrick W. Hall

Frederick W. Hall was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Feb. 22, 1908. He attended the public schools of Neshanic and Bound Brook. He was a graduate of Rutgers University, Litt.B. 192S, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the degree of LL.B. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1931. Justice Hall was admitted to practice as an attorney October 1932 and as a counsellor October 1936. He practiced in Newark with Arthur T. Vanderbilt until 1941, and in that year became a member of the firm of Wharton & Hall in Somerville, which firm later became Wharton, Hall, Stewart & Halpern. In December, 1953, he was appointed a Superior Court Judge and served as assignment judge of several counties, He became an associate justice of the Supreme Court in March 1959, by appointment of Governor Meyner to succeed Justice Wachenfeld.

He formerly served on the Board of Managers of New Jersey State Village for Epileptics and as president of the Bound Brook Board of Education. He was a member of the American Bar Association; New Jersey State Bar Association ; Somerset Bar Association and American Judicature Society. Justice Hall retired from the Court on March 31, 1975. He died on July 7, 1984 at the age of 76.

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Justice Alan B. Handler

Justice Alan B. Handler

Justice Handler was born in Newark on July 20, 1931. He attended Newark Academy and Princeton University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was graduated magna cum laude in 1953. He earned an additional degree at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and studied law at Harvard Law School, where he received his degree in 1956, the year in which he was admitted to the bar.

Justice Handler served as deputy attorney general from 1961 to 1964 and as first assistant attorney general from 1964 to 1968. In November 1967, Chief Justice Richard J. Hughes, then governor, appointed Justice Handler to the Superior Court. The appointment was confirmed by the Senate Dec. 21, 1967. Justice Handler advanced to the Appellate Division of Superior Court in March 1973, and was serving on that bench when he resigned, in 1976, to accept appointment as special counsel to Gov. Brendan T. Byrne. Governor Byrne announced his appointment of Justice Handler to the Supreme Court on Feb. 11, 1977. The Senate confirmed the appointment March 21, 1977 and Justice Handler took his oath two days later. Justice Handler retired from the Court on Aug. 31, 1999. He is a past president of the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey and served as an associate editor of the New Jersey Law Journal. Justice Handler and his wife, Rose Marie, have five children.

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Justice Vincent S. Haneman

ustice Vincent S. Haneman

Justice Haneman was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. April 25, 1902. His education included graduation from Wast Orange High School in 1919 and from Syracuse University in 1923 with degree LL.B. He was admitted as an attorney in 1924 and as a counsellor in 1928. He was an Assemblyman from Atlantic County 1938-1944; counsel to the N. J. Racing Commission 1940-44 ; Common Pleas Judge Atlantic County from 1944 to 1947 and was appointed Vice-Chancellor in 1947. .

Justice Haneman was member of the Board of Education, Brigantine 1926-1934 and was Mayor of Brigantine 1934- 1942. He was a member of the Atlantic County and New Jersey Bar Associations, Elks, Red Men, Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Phi and Phi Kappa Phi ; Trinity Lodge, F. & A. M., and the American Bar Association.

He became a Judge of the Superior Court on Sept. 15, 1948 and was reappointed on June 11, 1954. From Sept. 15, 1948 to Feb. 1, 1958, he served in the Chancery Division. From Feb. 1, 1958 to Nov. 28, 1960, he served in the Appellate Division.

He was appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on Nov. 28, 1960. He retired from the Court March 1, 1971 and died on Jan. 10, 1978 at the age of 76. He was married to the former Helen Marris of Atlantic City. The couple had two sons and six grandchildren.

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Justice Helen E. Hoens

Justice Helen E.Hoens

Justice Hoens was nominated to the Supreme Court by Gov. Jon S. Corzine on Sept. 21, 2006. She received Senate confirmation Oct. 23, and took her seat on the court Oct. 26, 2006. She served on the Court until Oct. 26, 2013.

Justice Hoens was born July 31, 1954 in Elizabeth. In 1976, she graduated with high honors from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and, in 1979, cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. She was admitted to the bars in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. in 1979, and New York in 1981.

Justice Hoens began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge John J. Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She entered private practice in New York at Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer and Wool and the law offices of Russel H. Beatie, Jr. In 1985, she became an associate with the Florham Park law firm of Pitney, Hardin, Kipp and Szuch. She later became a partner at Lum, Hoens, Conant, Danzis and Kleinberg, Roseland.

In 1994, she became a Superior Court judge assigned to the Civil Division of Vicinage 13, covering Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren counties. She was presiding judge for the civil part when, in 2002, she moved to the Appellate Division.

During her tenure as a judge, Justice Hoens served on the Judiciary Advisory Committee on Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance, the Supreme Court Special Committee on Surrogates' Trust Funds, and the Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution. Justice Hoens is a member of the American Bar Association, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the bar associations of New Jersey, Somerset County, and the District of Columbia. She is an honorary member of the Essex County Bar Association and a former chair of the Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She is also master and member of the executive board of the Justice Marie E. Garibaldi Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution and a past director of the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Justice Hoens has served as a parent member of the Eden Institute's board of directors, a member of the State Parents Advisory Commission on the Handicapped (SPACH), a trustee of the Center for Outreach and Services to the Autism Community (COSAC), and served as pro bono general counsel to the Autism Society of America from 1989 to 1994.

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Justice Nathan L. Jacobs

Justice Nathan L. Jacobs

Justice Jacobs was born Feb. 28. 1905, attended elementary schools at Bayonne, received B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1925. LL.B. Magna cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1928 and S. J. D. from Harvard Law School in 1931. Admitted the New Jersey Bar as attorney in 1928 and as counsellor in 1981. Associate and Note Editor of Harvard Law Review (1926-1928) and holder of Sears Prize (1927) and Judah P. Benjamin Fellowship (1930-1981). Practiced law with Arthur T. Vanderbilt from 1928 to 1934 and as a member of Frazer. Stoffer & Jacobs. 744 Broad St., Newark, from 1934 to 1948. Chief Deputy Commissioner and counsel to D. Frederick Burnett, State Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control from 1934 to 1939. State Attorney and District Enforcement Attorney of the Office of Price Administration, Newark, from 1942 to 1945. Professor of Administrative Law at Rutgers University Law School (and predecessors) from 1929 to 1948. Chairman, State Arbitration Board, Bell Telephone Company-Telephone Workers Union of New Jersey (1947); Delegate and Vice-Chairman of Judiciary Committee New Jersey Constitutional Convention (1947); Chairman. Advisory Council of Institute Of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University (1947- 1948). Associate Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court (1948) ; Senior Judge, Appellate Division, New Jersey Superior Court from 1948 to 1952. He was a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and Essex County Bar Association. Justice Jacobs was appointed to the old Supreme Court by Governor Driscoll to succeed the late Justice Parker and upon reorganization of the New Jersey Courts was assigned to Part A of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court. He was appointed to the present Supreme Court in March 1952, to succeed Justice Case, who retired. Justice Jacobs, a Livingston, resident, retired from the Court on Feb. 27, 1975. He died on Jan. 25, 1989 at the age of 84.

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Justice Virginia A. Long

Justice Virginia A. Long

Justice Long was born March l, 1942 in Elizabeth. She attended parochial schools in the city, graduating from Benedictine Academy in 1959. She was a dean's list student at Dunbarton College of Holy Cross, Washington, D.C., and graduated in 1963. She attended Rutgers Law School, where she was captain of the Appellate Moot Court team and winner of the competition prizes for best oralist and best brief. She received her law degree in 1966 and was admitted to the bar. .

Justice Long began her legal career as a Deputy Attorney General for the New Jersey Attorney General's Office. She was a Deputy Assistant General in 1973 when she became a litigation associate with the law firm of Pitney, Hardin, Kipp and Szuch. She returned to government service in 1975 as Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, and then served as Commissioner of the Department of Banking from 1977 to 1978.

Justice Long was appointed to the Superior Court by Governor Brendan Byrne in 1978. She presided over civil, criminal and family law cases. From 1983 to 1984, she was the general equity judge for the Mercer/ Somerset/Hunterdon Vicinage. In 1984, then-Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz elevated her to the Appellate Division, where she served for 15 years and penned over 2,000 opinions. In 1995, she became a presiding judge. Justice Lang chaired and served as a member of numerous Supreme Court committees, including the Extrajudicial Activities and Judicial Performance Committees.

Governor Christine Todd Whitman announced Justice Long's appointment to the Supreme Court on June 8, 1999. The Senate confirmed the nomination nine days later, and she took her oath on Sept. 8, 1999. She served on the Court until she retired on Feb. 29, 2012. She is married to Jonathan D. Weiner and is the mother of three children.

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Justice Worrall F. Mountain

Justice Worrall F. Mountain

Justice Mountain was born June 28, 1909 in East Orange. He received his A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1931 and an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1934. He was a partner in the law firm of Jeffers and Mountain, of Morristown. He was a past president of the Morris County Bar Association and was a member the American and New Jersey Bar Associations. He served as a member of the Board of Managers of the Morristown Memorial Hospital and as President and Trustee of the North Jersey Conservation Foundation. He served in the naval forces as a commissioned officer from 1943 to 1945.

He served on the Supreme Court from March 15, 1971 until June 27, 1979. Justice Mountain died on Aug. 24, 1992 at the age of 83. He and his wife had four children.

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Justice Daniel J. O'Hern

Justice Daniel J. O'Hern

Justice O'Hern was born in Red Bank on May 23, 1930. He attended Regis High School in New York, and was graduated from Fordham College in 1951. After receiving his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1957, he served his clerkship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice. William J. Brennan, Jr., who previously sat on the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1957 and the New Jersey bar in 1958; and in 1967, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Justice O'Hern served on the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court, and was a trustee of the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County. He was a past chairman of the Legal Education Committee of the Monmouth County Bar Association, and also was a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He was a past president of the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey. He formerly practiced law with the Red Bank firm of Abramoff, Apy and O'Hern.

Justice O'Hern served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954 and was separated with the rank of lieutenant. He was aboard the USS Essex during the Korean War. A Democrat, he served as a councilman in Red Bank from 1962 to 1969 and was mayor from 1969 to 1978. He served as commissioner of Environmental Protection from May 12, 1978, until July 16, 1979, when he was sworn as counsel to the governor.

On April 20, 1981, Governor Byrne announced his intention to appoint Justice O'Hern to the Supreme Court. The nomination was submitted to the Senate on May 4, and confirmed May 20. Justice O'Hern was sworn in on Aug. 6, 1981. He sat on the Court until he retired on May 22, 2000. He died on April 1, 2009 at the age of 78. He and his wife, the former Barbara Ronan, had five children.

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Justice Morris Pashman

Justice Morris Pashman

Associate Justice Morris Pashman was born in Passaic on Sept. 27, 1912. He was graduated from Passaic High School, New York University, University of Michigan and New Jersey Law School (Rutgers University), where he received his LL.B. in 1935. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar as an attorney in 1936 and became a counsellor at law in 1939. He clerked for and was associated in the office of former Supreme Court Justice James F. Minturn. He served as police judge of the City Of Passaic from 1946 to 1948 and then became magistrate of the Municipal Court from 1948 to the date of his resignation in January 1951, when he became a candidate for public office.

In May 1951, he was elected mayor of Passaic, an office he filled until May 1955. He was re-elected commissioner of the City Of Passaic and became the director of revenue and finance from 1955 to 1959. After his re-election in 1959, he resigned and was appointed as judge of the Passaic County Court on July 1, 1959. On Dec. 1, 1961, he was appointed judge of the Superior Court by former Gov. Robert B. Meyner. He was reappointed to the Superior Court by Gov. Richard J. Hughes in May 1968.

He was serving as assignment judge in Bergen County when Gov. William T. Cahill appointed him to the Supreme Court. He was sworn as associate justice on June 17, 1973 and served until his retirement on Sept. 26, 1982. Justice Pashman died on Oct. 3, 1999 at the age of 87. He and his wife Terna had two children.

Justice Pashman was a member of the King's Bench (Rutgers) ; Passaic County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations. He served as president of Passaic County Bar Association in 1955.

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Justice Stewart G. Pollock

Justice Stewart G. Pollock

Justice Pollock was a commissioner of the Department of Public Utilities and a member of the governor's cabinet from 1974 until 1976, when he was appointed a member of the State Commission of Investigation. He served as counsel to Governor Brendan T. Byrne from February 1978 to June 1979. A trustee of the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1976, he was an associate editor of the New Jersey Law Journal from 1971 until his appointment to the Supreme Court. Governor Byrne announced Justice Pollock's appointment to the Supreme Court on March 16, 1979. The Senate confirmed the nomination on April 23, and Mr. Pollock took his oath on June 28, 1979. Justice Pollock retired from the Court on Aug. 31, 1999 .

Justice Pollock has been president of the Morris County Bar Association and a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is a member of the American Bar Association. He has also served as counsel for the Morris County Unit of the New Jersey Association for Retarded Children and was a member of the Morris County Republican Committee. He had four children with his late wife.

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Justice Haydn Proctor

Justice Haydn Proctor

Justice Proctor was born June 16, 1903 in Asbury Park. He was graduated from Neptune High School, 1922; Lafayette College, 1926, and Yale Law School, 1929, and was associate editor of the Yale Law Journal. Justice Proctor served in the General Assembly, 1936 and 1937. He was Judge of the District Court of the First Judicial District Monmouth County, appointed in 1937. He resigned from the District Court bench and was elected Senator from Monmouth County in 1939 and was re-elected in 1941 and 1944. He was Chairman of the Joint Appropriations Committee for the years 1942 and 1943.

He was Senate Majority Leader in 1945 and President of the Senate in 1946, serving four times as Acting Governor during the absence of Governor Edge. On Dec. 30, 1946, at a special session, he was nominated by Governor to the Circuit Court Judge vacancy. He was at once confirmed but announced that he would remain in the Senate until the end of the term. He was sworn in as Circuit Court Judge on March 12, 1947, and on Sept. 15, 1948, he became a Superior Court Judge. He was a delegate to the New Jersey Constitutional Convention of 1947. He was reappointed by Governor Driscoll in 1958.

On Aug. 19, 1957, he was nominated by Governor Meyner to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and was confirmed immediately by the Senate. His commission was effective Oct. 28, 1957 at the expiration of Justice Oliphant's term. Justice Proctor retired from the Court on June 15, 1973. He died on Oct. 2, 1996 at the age of 93

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Justice C.Thomas Schettino

Justice C.Thomas Schettino

Justice Schettino was born in Newark on Sept. 9, 1907. He was a graduate at East Orange High School; Rutgers University, with a Bachelor of Letters. degree in 1930; Columbia University, with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1933; and New York University with Doctor oi Juridical Science degree in 1939. Justice Schettino had been an Attorney-at-Law since 1934, a Counsellor-at-Law since 1937 ; and was associated as an attorney with the Law Department of The Port of New York Authority from December 1936 to December 1941. He was an instructor of Business Law at University College of Rutgers University in 1941-1942. He was a member of the following organizations: American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association ; Monmouth County Bar Association ; Alpha Beta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Rutgers University Alumni Association; Varsity Club, Rutgers University; Columbia University Law School Alumni Association and Edison Pioneers. Justice Schettino was the executive Clerk from January to June 1942 and thereafter Secretary to Governor Charles Edison up to the end of the Governor's term, Jan. 17, 1944. He was the assistant to Mr. Charles Edison, president of Thomas A. Edison, Incorporated, at West Orange, and was a member of the law firm of Budd, Larner & Schettino, 60 Park Place, Newark. .

Justice Schettino was appointed in 1947 by Governor Driscoll as the last Special Judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals under the Constitution of 1844. He was a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey until his appointment to the Supreme Court by Governor Robert B. Meyner for the term beginning March 23, 1959. Justice Schettino retired from the Court on Sept. 9, 1972. He died on March 21, 1983 at the age of 76. He was married to Theresa Lorenzo, a graduate of Barnard College. The couple had two children.

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Justice Sidney M. Schreiber

Justice Sidney M.Schreiber

Justice Schreiber was born in New York City on Nov. 18, 1914. He attended public schools in Elizabeth, and was graduated in 1936 from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He took his LL.B. at Yale Law School in 1939 and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Yale Law Journal. He was admitted to the bar in 1940 and became a counsellor in 1947.

Justice Schreiber served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, when he was discharged with the rank of lieutenant. His service included direction of the War Crimes Review Section of the Judge Advocate's Office for the Third Army. Justice Schreiber served as a member of the Union County Park Commission. He was one of the Republican delegates to the 1966 Constitutional Convention called to prepare a plan for reapportionment of the Legislature.

Justice Schreiber's appointment as a Superior Court judge by Gov. William T Cahill became effective Oct. 27, 1972. Gov. Brendan T. Byrne appointed Justice Schreiber to the Supreme Court on Jan. 8, 1975, and the Senate confirmed the appointment Jan. 27, but it did not become effective until March I, 1975, upon the retirement of Justice Nathan L. Jacobs. He served until his retirement on Nov. 17, 1984. Justice Schreiber died on Aug. 5, 2009 at the age of 94. He and his wife, the former Ruth Butt, had one daughter.

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Memorial Service Remarks

Justice Gary S. Stein

Justice Gary S. Stein

Justice Stein was serving as director of the Office of Policy and Planning when Gov. Thomas H. Kean announced his intention to appoint him to the Supreme Court on Nov. 7, 1984. The Senate confirmed the nomination Nov. 19, and Justice Stein was sworn by Chief Justice Wilentz on Jan, 11, 1985. He served on the Court until he retired on Aug. 31, 2002.

Justice Stein was born June 13, 1933 in Newark. He is a 1954 graduate of Duke University and was graduated with distinction at Duke Law School in 1956. He was associate editor of the Duke Law Review. He specialized in corporate and anti-trust law as a member of the New York firm of Kramer, Marx, Greenlee, and Backus for a 10-year period until 1966, when he established his own practice. He was a partner in the Paramus law firm of Stein and Kurland from 1972 to 1982. Justice Stein was counsel to the Election Law Revision Commission in 1970 and 1971. He was Paramus borough attorney from 1967 to 1970 and was counsel to the Teaneck Board of Adjustment from 1973 to 1982. Active in a number of professional organizations, Justice Stein was 1981 chairman of the District Ethics Committee for Bergen County. He was chairman of the State Bar Association Committee on State Legislation from 1973 to 1976. He and his wife, Et, are the parents of four daughters and a son.

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Justice William J. Brennan Jr.

Justice William J. Brennan JR.

William J. Brennan Jr. is the only New Jersey Supreme Court associate justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court after enactment of the 1947 New Jersey constitution. During his 34-year tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court, Brennan wrote more than 1,300 opinions and is recognized as one of the most influential justices to have served on the court.

Brennan was born in Newark on April 25, 1906. He graduated from Barringer High School in Newark, the University of Pennsylvania in 1928 and from Harvard Law School in 1931. He was admitted as an attorney in 1932 and as a counsellor in 1935. He practiced law and served in the U.S. Army as a judge advocate general before he was appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court in 1949. Brennan was elevated to the appellate division prior to joining the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1952.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower named him to the court in 1956, and he served until retiring in 1990 at the age of 84. He died on July 24, 1997 at the age of 91.

The William J. Brennan Jr. Courthouse in Jersey City is named for him, a statute of him stands outside the Hall of Records in Newark and a bronze bust of his likeness is outside the Supreme Court courtroom at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton.

Justice Mark A. Sullivan

Justice Mark A. Sullivan

Justice Sullivan was born in Jersey City on Aug. 11, 1911. Educated in Georgetown University, A.B., 1982 ; Harvard Law school, LL.B., 1935. Admitted to the Bar as an attorney in April 1936, and as a counsellor in 1939. In World War II, he served in the U. S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He was appointed Judge of the Second District Court of Jersey City in October 1945, Judge of the Hudson County District Court in 1949, and in 1953 was appointed Judge of the Superior Court. In March, 1959, he was assigned to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court.

He was appointed an associate justice of the Supreme Court by Gov. William T. Cahill and sworn on March 22, 1973. He retired Aug. 10, 1981 and died on Nov. 2, 2001 at the age of 90. He was married to Mary Josephine Hamill. The couple had one son.

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Justice Peter G. Verniero

Justice Peter G. Verniero

Justice Verniero was born in Montclair on April 30, 1959. He attended public schools and in 1981 graduated summa cum laude from Drew University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law in 1984 and was admitted to the New Jersey bar .

The justice served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert L. Clifford during the 1984-85 court term. In private practice, Justice Verniero was an associate with the law firm of Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch from 1985 to 1987 and was a director of the firm of Herold & Haines from 1990 to 1993. In 1986, he was an adjunct professor of law at the County College of Morris.

Appointed by Governor Christine Todd Whitman as her chief counsel, Justice Verniero served in that capacity from January 1994 to February 1995, when he became the Governor's chief of staff. He remained in that position until July 10, 1996, when he was sworn as Attorney General. While Attorney General, he personally handled several landmark cases, appearing, for example, in defense of Megan's Law before the United States Court of Appeals, which upheld the law in 1997. Governor Whitman nominated Justice Verniero to the Supreme Court on Feb. 26, 1999. The Senate confirmed the nomination on May 10, 1999 and Justice Verniero took the oath of office on Sept. 8, 1999, serving until Aug. 31, 2004. He is married to the former Lisa Gaede. They have two daughters.

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Justice William A. Wachenfeld

Justice William A. Wachenfeld

Justice Wachenfeld was born in Orange on Feb. 24, 1889. He was educated in the public schools of Orange and the New York University Law School. He was admitted to the Bar of New Jersey as an attorney in 1911 and as a counsellor in 1914. He practiced law in Newark as a member of the firm of Lum, Fairlie and Wachenfeld until his appointment to the Supreme Court. He was Assistant Prosecutor of Essex County from 1922 until 1924, when he was appointed as Prosecutor of the Pleas in Essex County in 1933 by Governor Moore and was reappointed in 1938 also by Governor Moore and again in 1943 by Governor Edison. In 1944, he was appointed as Director of Civilian Defense by Governor Edge, who also nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1946. Justice Wachenfeld was appointed by Governor Driscoll an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court under the Constitution of 1947. He retired from the Court in 1959 and died April 22, 1969 at the age of 80.

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