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Lawyer

John Joseph Francis, American lawyer. Recipient award meritorious services Rutgers Law Alumni Association; Distinguished Judicial Service award New Jersey Supreme Court, 1978. Member American, New Jersey, Essex County (president 1942-1943) bar associations, Rutgers Law Alumni Association; Club: Bay Head (New Jersey) Yacht, Morristown.

Background

Francis, John Joseph was born on June 19, 1903 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Theodore Thomas and Mary (Moran) Francis.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Rutgers University, 1925, Doctor of Laws, 1959. Master of Laws, New York University, 1947. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Seton Hall U., 1979.

Career

Admitted to New Jersey bar, 1926. Associate law firms, Newark, 1926-1937. Member firm Foley & Francis, 1937-1947.

Advisory master Court of Chancery, 1947-1948. Judge Essex County Court, 1948-1953, appellate division Superior Court, 1953-1957. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1957-1972.

Temporary special counsel State Commission Investigation, 1972-1973. Lecturer Rutgers University Law School, 1973-1984. Chairman advising committee judicial conduct New Jersey Supreme Court, 1974-1984.

Chairman advising committee on judicial selection Federal District Court, 1979-1984. Trustee Village South Orange, 1946-1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Associate editor New Jersey Law Jours., 1943-1947, 72-84. Contributor articles professional journals.

Membership

Member American, New Jersey, Essex County (president 1942-1943) bar associations, Rutgers Law Alumni Association. Club: Bay Head (New Jersey) Yacht, Morristown.

Connections

Married Penelope Connolly, December 26, 1933. Children: John Jay, Cynthia, Hugh.

father:
Theodore Thomas Francis

mother:
Mary (Moran) Francis

spouse:
Penelope Connolly

children:
John Jay Francis

Cynthia Francis

Hugh Francis