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Herlands, William Bernard
Born July 19, 1905, in New York, NY
Died August 28, 1969, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 12, 1955, to a seat vacated by Edward A. Conger; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 12, 1956. Confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1956, and received commission on June 27, 1956. Service terminated on August 28, 1969, due to death.

Education:
City College of New York, B.S., 1925
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1928

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1928-1931, 1940-1954
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1931-1934
Assistant corporate counsel, New York City, 1934-1935
Assistant to the special prosecutor, New York County, New York, 1935-1937
Commissioner of investigation, New York City, 1938-1944
Judge, New York Court of Domestic Relations, 1940
Special assistant attorney general, State of New York, 1944-1945
Special prosecutor, Richmond County, New York, 1951-1954
Member, New York State Board of Mediation, 1950-1954
Special counsel, New York State Tax Commission, 1953-1954
Commissioner of investigation, State of New York, 1954-1955

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, May 11, 1955; no Senate vote
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