Justice Fred J. Munder was born around the year 1903 in Sunnyside, Queens. In 1929, Munder was appointed to the position of assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County and also served as an assistant prosecutor. He was elected as Suffolk County District Attorney as a Republican in 1937, a position he held until 1946. In December 1950, he became county attorney in Suffolk.
Munder later served as Administrative Judge of the Suffolk County courts. He was appointed as a judge for Suffolk County in 1952 by Governor Dewey. Then, in 1958, he was elected as a Justice of the State Supreme Court and in 1966 he was designated as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department. Justice Munder retired from the bench in 1975.
He had also served as president of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce.
He died on July 14, 1982 at the age of 79. At the time he was living in Florida and Maryland.
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