The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
U.S. District Attorneys in New York

U.S. District Attorneys for New York, 1789-1815 (may be incomplete!)
Richard Harison 1789-1801 Edward Livingston 1801-03 Nathan Sanford 1803-15

U.S. District Attorneys for New York, 1865-1998 (may be incomplete!)
Benjamin D. Silliman 1865-66 Benjamin F. Tracy 1866-77 Asa W. Tenney 1877-85 Mark D. Wilber 1885-89 Jesse Johnson 1889-94 John Oakey 1894 James L. Bennett 1894-98 George H. Pettit 1898-1902 William J. Youngs 1902-15 Louis R. Bick 1915 Melville J. France 1915-19 James D. Bell 1919 LeRoy W. Ross 1919-21 Wallace E. J. Collins 1921 Ralph C. Greene 1921-25 William A. De Groot 1925-29 Howard W. Ameli 1929-34 Leo J. Hickey 1934-37 Harold St. Leo O'Dougherty 1937-38 Michael F. Walsh 1938-39 Vine H. Smith 1939 Harold M. Kennedy 1939-44 T. Vincent Quinn 1944-45 Miles F. McDonald 1945 T. Vincent Quinn 1945-46 J. Vincent Keogh 1946-50 Frank J. Parker 1950-53 Leonard P. Moore 1953-57 Cornelius W. Wickersham, Jr. 1957-61 Elliot Kahaner 1961 Joseph P. Hoey 1961-69 Vincent T. McCarthy 1969 Edward A. Neaher 1969-71 Robert A. Morse 1971-73 Edward J. Boyd 1973-74 David G. Trager 1974-78 Edward R. Korman 1978-82 Raymond J. Dearie 1982-86 Reena Raggi 1986 Andrew J. Maloney 1986-92 Mary Jo White 1992-93 Zachary W. Carter 1993-98

U.S. District Attorneys for New York, 1815-1998 (may be incomplete!)
Roger Skinner 1815-19 Jacob Sutherland 1819-23 Samuel Beardsley 1823-31 Nathaniel S. Benton 1831 Joshua A. Spencer 1841-45 William F. Allen 1845-47 George W. Clinton 1847-50 James R. Lawrence 1850-53 Henry A. Foster 1853 John B. Skinner 1853 Samuel B. Garvin 1853-58 James B. Spencer 1858-61 William A. Dart 1861 Richard Crowley 1875-79 Martin I. Townsend 1879-86 Daniel N. Lockwood 1886-89 De Alva S. Alexander 1889-93 William A. Poucher 1893-97 Emory P. Close 1897-99 Charles H. Brown 1899-1900 George B. Curtiss 1900-13 John H. Gleason 1913-16 Dennis B. Lucey 1916-21 Clarence E. Williams 1921 Hiram C. Todd 1921-22 Earle Gallufo 1922 Benjamin C. Mead 1922-23 Oliver D. Burden 1923-36 Ralph L. Emmons 1936-43 Irving J. Higbee 1943-51 Edmund Port 1951-53 Anthony F. Caffrey 1953 Theodore F. Bowes 1953-61 Justin J. Mahoney 1961-69 James M. Sullivan, Jr. 1969 Samuel T. Betts III 1969-73 James M. Sullivan, Jr. 1973-76 Paul V. French 1976-78 George H. Lowe 1978-82 Gustove J. DiBianco 1982 Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. 1982-92 Gary L. Sharpe 1992-94 Thomas J. Maroney 1994-98

U.S. District Attorneys for New York, 1815-2020 (may be incomplete!)
Jonathan Fisk 1815-19 Robert L. Tillotson 1819-28 John Duer 1828-29 James A. Hamilton 1829-34 William M. Price 1834-38 Benjamin F. Butler 1838-41 Ogden Hoffman 1841-45 Benjamin F. Butler 1845-48 Charles McVean 1848 Lorenzo B. Shepard 1849-50 J. Prescott Hall 1850-53 Charles O'Conor 1853-54 John McKeon 1854-58 Theodore Sedgwick 1858-59 James I. Roosevelt 1859-61 E. Delafield Smith 1861-65 Daniel S. Dickinson 1865-66 Samuel G. Courtney 1866-69 Edwards Pierrepont 1869-70 Noah Davis 1870-72 George Bliss, Jr. 1873-77 Stewart L. Woodford 1877-83 Elihu Root 1883-85 William Dorsheimer 1885-86 Stephen A. Walker 1886-89 Edward Mitchell 1889-94 Henry C. Platt 1894 Wallace Macfarlane 1894-98 Henry L. Burnett 1898-1906 Henry L. Stimson 1906-09 Henry A. Wise 1909-13 H. Snowden Marshall 1913-17 Francis G. Caffey 1917-21 William Hayward 1921-25 Emory R. Buckner 1925-27 Charles H. Tuttle 1927-30 Robert E. Manley 1930-31 George Z. Medalie 1931-33 Thomas E. Dewey 1933 Martin Conboy 1933-35 Francis W. H. Adams 1935 Lamar Hardy 1935-38 Gregory F. Noonan 1938-39 John T. Cahill 1939-41 Mathias F. Correa 1941-43 Howard F. Corcoran 1943 James B. M. McNally 1943-44 John F. X. McGohey 1944-49 Irving H. Saypol 1949-51 Miles J. Lane 1951-53 J. Edward Lumbard 1953-55 Lloyd F. MacMahon 1955 Paul W. Williams 1955-58 Arthur H. Christy 1958-59 S. Hazard Gillespie, Jr. 1959-61 Morton S. Robson 1961 Robert M. Morgenthau 1961-62 Vincent L. Broderick 1962 Robert M. Morgenthau 1962-70 Whitney North Seymour, Jr. 1970-73 Paul J. Curran 1973-75 Thomas J. Cahill 1975-76 Robert B. Fiske, Jr. 1976-80 William M. Tendy 1980 John S. Martin, Jr. 1980-83 Rudolph W. Giuliani 1983-89 Benito Romano 1989 Otto G. Obermaier 1989-93 Roger S. Hayes 1993 Mary Jo White 1993-2002 James Comey 2002-03 David N. Kelley 2003-05 Michael J. Garcia 2005-08 Lev L. Dassin 2008-09 Preet Bharara 2009-17 Joon Kim 2017-18 Geoffrey Berman 2018-20 Audrey Strauss 2020-

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1848 Dec 22: Charles McVean, died in office.
  • 1866 Apr 12: Daniel S. Dickinson, died in office.

    U.S. District Attorneys for New York, 1900-98 (may be incomplete!)
    Charles H. Brown 1900-06 Lyman M. Bass 1906-09 John Lord O'Brian 1909-14 Stephen T. Lockwood 1915-22 William J. Donovan 1922-24 Thomas Penney, Jr. 1924-25 Richard H. Templeton 1925-34 George L. Grobe 1934-53 John O. Henderson 1953-59 Neil A. Farmelo 1959-61 John T. Curtin 1961-67 Thomas A. Kennelly 1968 Andrew F. Phelan 1968-69 Edgar C. NeMoyer 1969 Kenneth H. Schroeder, Jr. 1969-72 John T. Elfvin 1972-75 Richard J. Arcara 1975-81 Roger P. Williams 1981-82 Salvatore R. Martoche 1982-86 Roger P. Williams 1986-88 Dennis C. Vacco 1988-93 Patrick H. NeMoyer 1993-97 Denise E. O'Donnell 1997-98
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