W. Hunt Dumont

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W. Hunt Dumont
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
In office
1981–1985
Preceded by William W. Robertson (acting)
Succeeded by Thomas W. Greelish
Personal details
Born (1941-08-12) August 12, 1941 (age 72)
Alma mater Lafayette College
Seton Hall University School of Law

Wayne Hunt Dumont (born August 12, 1941) is an American lawyer and judge who served as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1981 to 1985.

Biography[edit]

Dumont was born in 1941, the son of the former Helen S. Williamson and Wayne Dumont, Jr. of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. His father served more than 30 years in the New Jersey Legislature and was the Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1965.

He received his B.A. degree from Lafayette College and his LL.B. from Seton Hall University School of Law.[1]

He worked in the Newark law firm of Stryker, Tams & Dill, and then was recruited to work for the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Frederick B. Lacey, from 1969 to 1971. He worked on official corruption cases that led to the convictions of Newark Mayor Hugh J. Addonizio and Hudson County political boss John V. Kenny.[2] He returned to private practice, working as a partner at the Newark law firm of the Robinson, Wayne & Greenberg for ten years.[3]

In October 1981, Dumont was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.[2] He was sworn into office in December 1981, serving until August 1985.[4]

Dumont was later appointed to be a judge on the New Jersey Superior Court. He it is Presiding Judge of the Civil Division in the Morris/Sussex Vicinage and sits in Morristown. In June 2008 he was appointed Acting Assignment Judge for the Morris/Sussex Vicinage.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hon. W. Hunt Dumont, PJSC". New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  2. ^ a b Sullivan, Joseph F. (1981-10-10). "Newark Lawyer Named for U.S. Attorney's Post". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  3. ^ A.Narvaez, Alfonso (1981-12-06). "New U.S. Attorney Takes Tough Stand". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  4. ^ "State of New Jersey Executive Order #57". State of New Jersey. 1992-03-19. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
William W. Robertson
United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
1981 – 1985
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Greelish