University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
 
Name Lanning, William Mershon
City Trenton
State NJ
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Lanning, William Mershon
... read more
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Lanning, William Mershon
Born January 1, 1849, in Mercer County, NJ
Died February 16, 1912, in Trenton, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Received a recess appointment from Theodore Roosevelt on June 1, 1904, to a seat vacated by Andrew Kirkpatrick; nominated to the same position by Theodore Roosevelt on December 6, 1904. Confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 1904, and received commission on December 13, 1904. Service terminated on May 24, 1909, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by William H. Taft on May 6, 1909, to a seat vacated by George Mifflin Dallas. Confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 1909, and received commission on May 18, 1909. Service terminated on February 16, 1912, due to death.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Third Circuit
Nominated by William H. Taft on May 6, 1909, to a seat vacated by George Mifflin Dallas. Confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 1909, and received commission on May 18, 1909. Service terminated on December 31, 1911, due to abolition of the court.

Education:
Read law, 1880

Professional Career:
Private practice, Trenton, New Jersey, 1880-
City solicitor, Trenton, New Jersey, 1884-1887
Judge, Trenton [New Jersey] City District Court, 1887-1891
U.S. representative from New Jersey, 1903-1904


compress summary

Case(s) No current case connections


Additional Resources
 
  none on record

back
new people search