Thomas Francis Meaney

September 6, 1888 -May 17, 1968
Judicial Tenure- 1942-1968

 

 

Meaney was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He received an A.B. from St. Peter's College in 1908. He received a A.M. from St. Peter's College in 1909. He received an LL.B. from Fordham University School of Law in 1911. He was a Secretary to Mayor H. Otto Wittpen, Jersey City, New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. He was in private practice in Jersey City, New Jersey from 1913 to 1917. He was in the United States Army from 1917 to 1919. He was in private practice in Jersey City, New Jersey from 1919 to 1934. He was a judge on the Hudson County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, New Jersey from 1923 to 1934. He was a judge on the Hudson County Court of Common Pleas, New Jersey from 1934 to 1938. He was a judge on the New Jersey State Court of Common Pleas from 1938 to 1939. He was a Counsel, New Jersey State Banking and Insurance Commission from 1939 to 1942.

Meaney was appointed to the federal bench by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 4, 1942, to a seat vacated by Thomas Glynn Walker. He assumed senior status on May 1, 1966, serving in that capacity until his death in 1968, in Livingston, New Jersey.