Clarence E. Case
|Clarence Edwards Case|
|Governor of New Jersey
January 13, 1920 – January 20, 1920
|Preceded by||William Nelson Runyon
as Acting Governor
|Succeeded by||Edward I. Edwards
|Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court|
|Preceded by||Thomas J. Brogan|
|Succeeded by||Arthur T. Vanderbilt|
|Member of the New Jersey Senate|
September 24, 1877|
Jersey City, New Jersey
|Died||September 3, 1961
Somerville, New Jersey
|Spouse(s)||Anna Gist Rogers
Mrs. Ruth Weldon Griggs
Clarence Edwards Case (September 24, 1877, Jersey City, New Jersey – September 3, 1961, Somerville, New Jersey) was the acting Republican Governor of New Jersey in 1920, succeeding William Nelson Runyon.
Case graduated from Rutgers University in and was awarded a LL.B. degree from New York Law School in 1902. He practiced as a lawyer, and was clerk of the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee from 1908 to 1910. From 1918 to 1929, he was a member of the New Jersey Senate representing Somerset County. As senate president he served as acting governor from January 13, 1920, until January 20, 1920, in the week between the end of the term of William Nelson Runyon, the preceding acting governor, and the start of Edward I. Edwards' term as governor. Case served on the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1929 to 1952, and was the Chief Justice from 1946 to 1948.
Case died on September 3, 1961, in Somerville, New Jersey, where he resided after retiring.
- Peterson, Iver (October 21, 2001). "On Politics: The State's Next Governor? It Isn't Who You Think It Is". The New York Times. p. 14NJ-2. Retrieved August 2, 2007. "Senate President Clarence Case was acting governor for a week in 1920 and then went on to become a state Supreme Court justice, serving as a role model for his nephew, the late senator Clifford Case, who always cited his uncle as his reason for going into public life."
- "A Political Microcosm", Time, October 18, 1954. Accessed August 3, 2007. "His uncle, Clarence E. Case, now living in retirement in Somerville, was a state senator and for 23 years a State Supreme Court Justice."
- New Jersey Governor Clarence Edwards Case, National Governors Association
- Clarence Edward Case at The Political Graveyard
William Nelson Runyon
|Acting Governor of New Jersey
Edward I. Edwards
William Nelson Runyon
|President of the New Jersey Senate
Collins B. Allen
Thomas J. Brogan
|Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court
Arthur T. Vanderbilt