Clarence E. Case

Clarence Edward Case (* September 24, 1877 in Jersey City, New Jersey; † September 3, 1961 in Somerville, New Jersey ) was an American politician and in January 1920 for seven days Governor of the State of New Jersey.

Early years and political rise

Clarence Case attended until 1900 Rutgers University and then studied until 1902 at the New York Law School Law. After qualifying as a lawyer, he began to practice in his new profession. Politically Case was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1908 and 1910 he was secretary of the legal committee of the State Senate, and from 1918 to 1929, he was himself a member of the Senate as a representative of Somerset County.

Governor for seven days

On January 13, 1920 the term of office of then- Senate President William Nelson Runyon ran out and case was determined to be his successor. However, since the remainder of the term had to be attended by the President of the Senate since the resignation of Governor Walter Evans Edge early 1919 according to the state constitution, Case also inherited this office from Runyon. However, he had to bridge up to the inauguration of the new governor elected in November Edward I. Edwards only the time between the 13 and 20 January 1920.

Further CV

After his brief governorship Case took his offices in the state Senate again. He remained there until 1929. Since 1929-1952 Case belonged to the New Jersey Supreme Court at. From 1945 to 1948 he was even the chairman of judges ( Chief Justice ). Clarence Case died in 1961. He was married twice and had three children. His nephew Clifford P. Case (1904-1982) represented the state of New Jersey later in both chambers of Congress.