Thomas Francis Meaney

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Thomas Francis Meaney (September 6, 1888 – May 17, 1968) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Meaney received an A.B. from Saint Peter's College in 1908, an A.M. from Saint Peter's College in 1909, and an LL.B. from Fordham University School of Law in 1911. He was a Secretary to Mayor H. Otto Wittpenn, Jersey City, New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. He was in private practice in Jersey City, New Jersey from 1913 to 1917. He was in the United States Army from 1917 to 1919. He was in private practice in Jersey City, New Jersey from 1919 to 1934. He was a judge on the Hudson County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, New Jersey from 1923 to 1934. He was a judge on the Hudson County Court of Common Pleas, New Jersey from 1934 to 1938. He was a judge on the New Jersey State Court of Common Pleas from 1938 to 1939. He was a Counsel, New Jersey State Banking and Insurance Commission from 1939 to 1942.

Meaney was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Meaney was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 4, 1942, to a seat vacated by Thomas Glynn Walker. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 1, 1942, and received his commission on July 3, 1942. He assumed senior status on May 1, 1966. Meaney served in that capacity until his death.

A resident of Jersey City, Meaney died at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey on May 17, 1968, at the age of 79.[1]

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