Joseph E. Irenas

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Joseph Eron Irenas
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
July 1, 2002 – October 16, 2015
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
April 13, 1992 – July 1, 2002
Nominated by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established on December 1, 1990 by 104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by Robert B. Kugler
Personal details
Born (1940-07-13)July 13, 1940
Newark, New Jersey
Died October 16, 2015(2015-10-16) (aged 75)
Camden, New Jersey
Alma mater Princeton University
Harvard Law School

Joseph Eron Irenas (July 13, 1940 – October 16, 2015) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Irenas received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1962 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1965, where he graduated cum laude. He was in private practice of law at McCarter & English in Newark, New Jersey from 1966 to 1992. He was also an adjunct professor at Rutgers University from 1985 to 1986, and again from 1988 to 2015.

On November 14, 1991, Irenas was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 8, 1992, and received his commission on April 13, 1992. He assumed senior status on July 1, 2002.

Judge Irenas died on October 16, 2015 succumbing to injuries sustained in a fall on October 14, 2015, at Cooper University Hospital, in Camden, New Jersey.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1992–2002
Succeeded by
Robert B. Kugler