Joseph Lamb Bodine

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Joseph Lamb Bodine (November 6, 1883 – June 10, 1950) was a United States federal judge.

Biography[edit]

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Bodine received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1905 and an LL.B. from Harvard University in 1908. He was in private practice in Trenton, New Jersey from 1908 to 1919. He was U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1919 to 1920.

On May 28, 1920, Bodine was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by J. Warren Davis. Bodine was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 2, 1920, and received his commission the same day. Bodine served in that capacity until his resignation from the federal bench on March 31, 1929. He then took a seat as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1929 to 1948.

He died in Trenton, New Jersey in 1950.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Francis Lynch
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
1919 – 1920
Succeeded by
Elmer H. Geran
Preceded by
J. Warren Davis
Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
1920 – 1929
Succeeded by
John Boyd Avis