William Bernard Herlands

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William Bernard Herlands (July 19, 1905 – August 28, 1969) was a United States federal judge.

Born in New York, New York, Herlands received a B.S. from College of the City of New York in 1925 and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1928. He was in private practice in New York City from 1928 to 1931. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York from 1931 to 1934. He was an Assistant corporate counsel, New York City from 1934 to 1935. He was an Assistant to the special prosecutor of New York County, NY from 1935 to 1937. He was a Commissioner of investigation, New York City from 1938 to 1944. He was a judge on the New York Court of Domestic Relations in 1940. He was in private practice in New York City from 1940 to 1954. He was a Special assistant state attorney general of New York from 1944 to 1945. He was a Special prosecutor, Richmond County, NY from 1951 to 1954. He was a member of the New York State Board of Mediation from 1950 to 1954. He was a Special counsel, New York State Tax Commission from 1953 to 1954. He was a State commissioner of investigation, New York from 1954 to 1955.

On August 12, 1955, Herlands received a recess appointment from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Edward A. Conger. Formally nominated on January 12, 1956, Herlands was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 26, 1956, and received his commission on June 27, 1956. Herlands served in that capacity until his death, in New York, New York.