Mortimer W. Byers
Mortimer W. Byers (March 28, 1877 – March 5, 1962) was a United States federal judge.
Byers was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1898, and then served as a sergeant in the 23rd Regiment of the New York State National Guard in World War I. He was in private practice of law in Brooklyn from 1898 to 1929.
Byers was a federal judge to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Byers was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on September 9, 1929, to a new seat created by 45 Stat. 1409; He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 20, 1929, and received commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1958 to 1959. Byers assumed senior status on February 1, 1960, and died in Brooklyn on March 5, 1962.