Duncan Lawrence Groner

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Duncan Lawrence Groner
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Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
March 8, 1948 – July 17, 1957
Chief Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
In office
December 7, 1937 – March 8, 1948
Appointed byFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byGeorge Ewing Martin
Succeeded byHarold Montelle Stephens
Associate Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
In office
February 21, 1931 – December 7, 1937
Appointed byHerbert Hoover
Preceded bySeat established by 46 Stat. 785
Succeeded byHenry White Edgerton
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
In office
June 2, 1921 – March 3, 1931
Appointed byWarren G. Harding
Preceded byEdmund Waddill Jr.
Succeeded byLuther B. Way
Personal details
Born
Duncan Lawrence Groner

(1873-09-06)September 6, 1873
Norfolk, Virginia
DiedJuly 17, 1957(1957-07-17) (aged 83)
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Virginia
Washington and Lee University

Duncan Lawrence Groner (September 6, 1873 – July 17, 1957) was an Associate Justice and later Chief Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Groner attended the University of Virginia and Washington and Lee University. He was in private practice in Norfolk 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.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Groner was nominated by President Warren G. Harding on May 26, 1921, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia vacated by Judge Edmund Waddill Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 2, 1921, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on March 3, 1931, due to his elevation to the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia.[1]

Groner was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on January 5, 1931, to the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia (United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from June 4, 1937), to a new Associate Justice seat authorized by 46 Stat. 785. He was confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 1931, and received his commission on February 21, 1931. His service terminated on December 7, 1937, due to elevation to Chief Justice of the same court.[1]

Groner was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 26, 1937, to the Chief Justice seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from June 25, 1948) vacated by Chief Justice George Ewing Martin. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 3, 1937, and received his commission on December 7, 1937. He was a member of the Conference of Senior Circuit Judges (now the Judicial Conference of the United States) from 1938 to 1947. He assumed senior status on March 8, 1948. His service terminated on July 17, 1957, due to his death.[1]

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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
Seat established by 46 Stat. 785
Associate Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
1931–1937
Succeeded by
Henry White Edgerton
Preceded by
George Ewing Martin
Chief Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
1937–1948
Succeeded by
Harold Montelle Stephens