Duncan Lawrence Groner

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Duncan Lawrence Groner
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
December 7, 1937 – March 8, 1948
Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by George E. Martin
Succeeded by Harold M. Stephens
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
In office
June 2, 1921 – March 3, 1931
Appointed by Warren G. Harding
Preceded by Edmund Waddill, Jr.
Succeeded by Luther B. Way
United States Attorney for the
Eastern District of Virginia
In office
May 5, 1921 – June 2, 1921
Appointed by Warren G. Harding
Preceded by Julien Gunn
Succeeded by Paul W. Kear
In office
1920 – November 4, 1920
Appointed by Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by Hiram M. Smith
Succeeded by Julien Gunn
In office
1912–1914
Appointed by William Howard Taft
Preceded by Lunsford L. Lewis
Succeeded by Richard H. Mann
Personal details
Born Duncan Lawrence Groner
(1873-09-06)September 6, 1873
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died July 17, 1957(1957-07-17) (aged 83)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Republican

Duncan Lawrence Groner (September 6, 1873 – July 17, 1957) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Groner received a LL.D. from Washington and Lee University in 1894. He was in private practice in Norfolk, Virginia from 1894 to 1910, and from 1913 to 1921, serving as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia from 1910 to 1913. He also served as a Delegate to every Republican National Convention from 1904 to 1920.

On May 26, 1921, Groner was nominated by President Warren G. Harding to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia vacated by Edmund Waddill, Jr.. Groner was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 2, 1921, and received his commission the same day. Groner served in that capacity until March 3, 1931, due to appointment to another judicial position.

On January 5, 1931, President Herbert Hoover nominated Groner for elevation to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit created by 46 Stat. 785. Groner was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 10, 1931, and received his commission on February 21, 1931. On November 26, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Groner for elevation to the position of Chief Justice of the D.C. Circuit, the position having been vacated by George Ewing Martin. Groner was again confirmed by the United States Senate on December 3, 1937, and received his commission on December 7, 1937. He assumed senior status on March 8, 1948, serving in that capacity until his death.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Edmund Waddill, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
1921–1931
Succeeded by
Luther B. Way
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1931–1937
Succeeded by
Henry White Edgerton
Preceded by
George Ewing Martin
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1937–1948
Succeeded by
Harold Montelle Stephens