Joseph Lamb Bodine

Joseph Lamb Bodine

Title: District Court
Appointed by: Woodrow Wilson
Judicial Tenure: 1920 - 1929
Born: November 6, 1883
Birth Place: Trenton, NJ
Died: June 10, 1950
Place of Death: Trenton, NJ

Bodine was born in Trenton, New Jersey on November 6, 1883. He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1905. He received an LL.B. from Harvard University in 1908. He was in private practice in Trenton, New Jersey from 1908 to 1919. He was U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1919 to 1920.

Bodine was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Bodine was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on May 28, 1920, to a seat vacated by J. Warren Davis. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 2, 1920, and received his commission the same day. Bodine's service was terminated on March 31, 1929, due to resignation. He was an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1929 to 1948. He died in Trenton, New Jersey in 1950.

Professional Career

  • Private practice, Trenton, New Jersey, 1908-1919
  • U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1919-1920
  • Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1929-


  • Princeton University, A.B., 1905
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1908

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