Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
Volume 209, page(s) 835-836


The Honorable William L. Tierney, Jr., a retired Superior Court judge and state trial referee, died on January 6, 1989.

Judge Tierney, of Greenwich, retired in 1977 after serving nine years in the Superior Court, five months before mandatory retirement at age seventy. He then became a state trial referee in the same court.

Born in New Jersey, Judge Tierney graduated in 1928 from Williams College in Massachusetts with a B.A. degree and from Fordham University School of Law in 1931 with an LL.B. degree.

In 1941, he was appointed prosecuting attorney of Greenwich Town Court. He resigned in 1942, when he was commissioned a lieutenant, junior grade, in the United States Army. During World War II, he participated in the invasions of Africa, Italy and New Guinea.

Judge Tierney is survived by his wife, Dorita Dillon Tierney; and two daughters, Anne MacDonald and Virginia Kass.