History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Byers, Mortimer W.
Born March 28, 1877, in Brooklyn, NY
Died March 5, 1962, in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on September 9, 1929, to a new seat authorized by 45 Stat. 1409. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1929, and received commission on November 20, 1929. Served as chief judge, 1958-1959. Assumed senior status on February 1, 1960. Service terminated on March 5, 1962, due to death.

Education:
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1898

Professional Career:
New York National Guard sergeant, Twenty-Third Regiment, World War I
Private practice, Brooklyn, New York, 1898-1929
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