Reynier Jacob Wortendyke

Reynier Jacob Wortendyke

Title: District Court
Appointed by: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Judicial Tenure: 1955 - 1975
Born: March 22, 1895
Birth Place: Jersey City, NJ
Died: December 26, 1975

Wortendyke was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1916. He received an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1922. He was a Township attorney of Millburn Township, New Jersey from 1930 to 1931 and from 1933 to 1935 and in private practice in New Jersey from 1934 - 1952.

Wortendyke was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Wortendyke was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 18, 1955, to a new seat created by 68 Stat. 8. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 7, 1955, and received his commission on June 8, 1955. He assumed senior status on June 1, 1970, and served in that capacity until his death in 1975.

Professional Career

  • Township attorney, Millburn Township, New Jersey, 1930-1931, 1933-1935
  • Private practice, New Jersey, 1934-1952


  • Princeton University, A.B., 1916
  • Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1922

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