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U.S. District Court in New York

U.S. District Judges for New York, 1790-1814 (may be incomplete!)
James Duane 1790-94 John Laurance 1794-96 Robert Troup 1796-98 John Sloss Hobart 1798 William P. Van Ness 1812-14

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1796 Nov 8: John Laurance, resigned.

    U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of New York, 1865-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Charles L. Benedict 1865-97 Asa W. Tenney 1897 Edward B. Thomas 1898-1906 Van Vechten Veeder 1911-17 Edwin L. Garvin 1918-25 Robert Alexander Inch 1923-58 Grover M. Moscowitz 1925-47 Clarence G. Galston 1929-56 Mortimer W. Byers 1929-60 Matthew T. Abruzzo 1936-66 Walter Bruchhausen 1953-67 Joseph Carmine Zavatt 1957-70 John R. Bartels 1959-73 Jacob Mishler 1960-80 George Rosling 1961-73 Anthony J. Travia 1968 Mark A. Costantino 1971-87 Henry Bramwell 1974-87 George C. Pratt 1976 Charles Proctor Sifton 1977-2000 Eugene H. Nickerson 1977-94 Joseph M. McLaughlin 1981-90 Frank X. Altimari 1982-85 Leonard D. Wexler 1983-94 Reena Raggi 1987-2002 Henry Bramwell 1987 Arthur Donald Spatt 1989-2004 Carol Bagley Amon 1990- Joanna Seybert 1993-2014 Frederic Block 1994- Joseph Frank Bianco 2006- Brian Mark Cogan 2006- Roslynn Renee Mauskopf 2007- Kiyo A. Matsumoto 2008- Margo Kitsy Brodie 2012- Pamela K. Chen 2013- Joan Marie Azrack 2014- Ann Marie Donnelly 2015- LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall 2015-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1897 Jan 1: Charles L. Benedict, resigned.
  • 1906: Edward B. Thomas, resigned.
  • 1917 Dec 31: Van Vechten Veeder, resigned.
  • 1947 Mar 31: Grover M. Moscowitz, died in office.
  • 1958 Jan 6: Robert Alexander Inch, took senior status.
  • 1960 Feb 1: Mortimer W. Byers, took senior status.
  • 1966 Feb 15: Matthew T. Abruzzo, took senior status.
  • 1967 May 20: Walter Bruchhausen, took senior status.
  • 1970 Dec 31: Joseph Carmine Zavatt, took senior status.
  • 1973 Apr 16: George Rosling, died in office.
  • 1973 Dec 31: John R. Bartels, took senior status.
  • 1980 Apr 30: Jacob Mishler, took senior status.
  • 1987 Dec 1: Mark A. Costantino, took senior status.
  • 1994 Jan 1: Eugene H. Nickerson, took senior status.
  • 1994 Jun 30: Leonard D. Wexler, took senior status.
  • 2000 Mar 18: Charles Proctor Sifton, took senior status.
  • 2004 Dec 1: Arthur Donald Spatt, took senior status.
  • 2014 Jan 13: Joanna Seybert, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Northern District of New York, 1819-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Roger Skinner 1819-25 Alfred Conkling 1825-52 Nathan K. Hall 1852-74 William James Wallace 1874 Alfred Conkling Coxe 1882-1902 George W. Ray 1902-08 Frederick H. Bryant 1927-45 Stephen W. Brennan 1942-63 Edward S. Kampf 1946 Howard G. Munson 1976-90 Neal P. McCurn 1979-93 Roger J. Miner 1981-85 Thomas James McAvoy 1986-2003 Con. G. Cholakis 1986-96 Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. 1992-2006 Norman A. Mordue 1998-2013 Gary L. Sharpe 2004-16 Glenn T. Suddaby 2008- Mae Avila D'Agostino 2011- Brenda K. Sannes 2014-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1825 Aug 19: Roger Skinner, died in office.
  • 1874 Mar 2: Nathan K. Hall, died in office.
  • 1945 Sep 4: Frederick H. Bryant, died in office.
  • 1990 Nov 5: Howard G. Munson, took senior status.
  • 1993 Apr 6: Neal P. McCurn, took senior status.
  • 1996 Jun 30: Con. G. Cholakis, took senior status.
  • 2003 Sep 17: Thomas James McAvoy, took senior status.
  • 2006 Mar 13: Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2013 Jun 30: Norman A. Mordue, took senior status.
  • 2016 Jan 1: Gary L. Sharpe, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Southern District of New York, 1814-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    William P. Van Ness 1814-26 Samuel Rossiter Betts 1826-67 Samuel M. Blatchford 1867-78 William Gardner Choate 1878-81 Addison Brown 1881-1901 George Bethune Adams 1901-11 George Chandler Holt 1903-14 Charles M. Hough 1906-16 Learned Hand 1909-24 Julius M. Mayer 1912-21 Augustus N. Hand 1914-27 Martin T. Manton 1916-18 Henry Warren Goddard 1923-54 William Bondy 1923-56 Thomas D. Thacher 1925-30 Alfred Conkling Coxe, Jr. 1929 John Munro Woolsey 1929-43 Francis G. Caffey 1929-47 Robert Porter Patterson 1930-39 G. Murray Hulbert 1934-50 Vincent L. Leibell 1936-54 Samuel Mandelbaum 1936-46 Edward A. Conger 1938-54 John Bright 1941-48 Simon Rifkind 1941-50 Harold R. Medina 1947-51 Samuel Hamilton Kaufman 1948 Irving R. Kaufman 1949-61 John F. X. McGohey 1949-70 Sidney Sugarman 1949-71 Thomas F. Murphy 1951-70 Edward Jordan Dimock 1951-61 David N. Edelstein 1951-94 Lawrence Edward Walsh 1954-57 Alexander Bicks 1954-63 Edmund Louis Palmieri 1954-72 William Bernard Herlands 1955-69 John M. Cashin 1955-65 Richard Harrington Levet 1956-66 Frederick V. P. Bryan 1956-72 Lloyd F. MacMahon 1959-82 Charles Miller Metzner 1959-77 Wilfred Feinberg 1961 Dudley B. Bonsal 1961-76 Irving Ben Cooper 1961-72 Inzer B. Wyatt 1962-77 Edward Cochrane McLean 1962-72 John Matthew Cannella 1963-77 Charles Henry Tenney 1963-79 Marvin E. Frankel 1965-78 Walter R. Mansfield 1966-71 Constance Baker Motley 1966-86 Milton Pollack 1967-83 Morris E. Lasker 1968-83 Lawrence Warren Pierce 1971 Murray Gurfein 1971-74 Charles L. Brieant, Jr. 1971- Arnold Bauman 1971-74 Lee Parsons Gagliardi 1971-85 Whitman Knapp 1972-87 Charles E. Stewart, Jr. 1972-85 Robert L. Carter 1972-86 Kevin Thomas Duffy 1972-98 Robert Joseph Ward 1972-91 Richard Owen 1973-89 Henry Frederick Werker 1974-84 Charles Sherman Haight, Jr. 1976-95 Gerard Louis Goettel 1976-93 Vincent L. Broderick 1976-88 Pierre Nelson Leval 1977 Robert Workman Sweet 1978-91 Leonard B. Sand 1978-93 Mary Johnson Lowe 1978-91 Abraham David Sofaer 1979-85 John Emilio Sprizzo 1981-2000 Shirley Wohl Kram 1983-93 Peter Keeton Leisure 1984-97 John M. Walker, Jr. 1985-89 Louis Lee Stanton 1985-96 Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum 1986-98 Richard J. Daronco 1987-88 Michael B. Mukasey 1987-2006 Kenneth Conboy 1987-93 John S. Martin, Jr. 1990-2003 Lawrence M. McKenna 1990-2002 Louis J. Freeh 1991-93 Sonia Sotomayor 1992-98 Allen G. Schwartz 1993-2003 Deborah A. Batts 1994- Harold Baer, Jr. 1994-2004 Denny Chin 1994-2010 Denise Cote 1994-2011 Shira A. Scheindlin 1994-2011 Sidney H. Stein 1995-2010 Jed Saul Rakoff 1996-2010 Richard Conway Casey 1997-2007 Richard M. Berman 1998- Alvin K. Hellerstein 1998-2011 Colleen McMahon 1998- Naomi Reice Buchwald 1999- Victor Marrero 1999-2010 Laura Taylor Swain 2000- P. Kevin Castel 2003- Richard Joseph Sullivan 2007- Cathy Seibel 2008- Vincent Louis Briccetti 2011- Paul Adam Engelmayer 2011- Andrew Lamar Carter, Jr. 2011- Ronnie Abrams 2012- Lorna G. Schofield 2012- Vernon Speede Broderick 2013- Valerie Elaine Caproni 2013-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1826 Sep 6: William P. Van Ness, died in office.
  • 1867 Apr 30: Samuel Rossiter Betts, resigned.
  • 1901 Aug 30: Addison Brown, retired.
  • 1911 Oct 9: George Bethune Adams, died in office.
  • 1914 Jan 16: George Chandler Holt, retired.
  • 1943 Dec 31: John Munro Woolsey, took senior status.
  • 1946 Nov 20: Samuel Mandelbaum, died in office.
  • 1947 Oct 31: Francis G. Caffey, took senior status.
  • 1948 Mar 24: John Bright, died in office.
  • 1950 Apr 26: G. Murray Hulbert, died in office.
  • 1950 May 24: Simon Rifkind, resigned.
  • 1954 Jan 1: Vincent L. Leibell, took senior status.
  • 1954 Feb 1: Henry Warren Goddard, took senior status.
  • 1954 Oct 20: Edward A. Conger, took senior status.
  • 1956 May 1: William Bondy, took senior status.
  • 1957 Dec 29: Lawrence Edward Walsh, resigned.
  • 1961 Jul 28: Edward Jordan Dimock, took senior status.
  • 1963 May 9: Alexander Bicks, died in office.
  • 1965 Oct 1: John M. Cashin, took senior status.
  • 1966 Jul 1: Richard Harrington Levet, took senior status.
  • 1969 Aug 28: William Bernard Herlands, died in office.
  • 1970 Mar 17: John F. X. McGohey, took senior status.
  • 1970 Dec 3: Thomas F. Murphy, took senior status.
  • 1971 Jun 30: Sidney Sugarman, took senior status.
  • 1972 Feb 7: Irving Ben Cooper, took senior status.
  • 1972 Apr 1: Frederick V. P. Bryan, took senior status.
  • 1972 Jun 30: Edmund Louis Palmieri, took senior status.
  • 1972 Oct 12: Edward Cochrane McLean, died in office.
  • 1974 Aug 15: Arnold Bauman, resigned.
  • 1976 Dec 6: Dudley B. Bonsal, took senior status.
  • 1977 Sep 30: Charles Miller Metzner, took senior status.
  • 1977 Dec 31: John Matthew Cannella, took senior status.
  • 1978 Sep 30: Marvin E. Frankel, resigned.
  • 1979 Jan 31: Charles Henry Tenney, took senior status.
  • 1982 May 31: Lloyd F. MacMahon, took senior status.
  • 1983 Sep 29: Milton Pollack, took senior status.
  • 1983 Oct 3: Morris E. Lasker, took senior status.
  • 1984 May 10: Henry Frederick Werker, died in office.
  • 1985 Jan 2: Charles E. Stewart, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1985 Jun 9: Abraham David Sofaer, resigned.
  • 1985 Jul 17: Lee Parsons Gagliardi, took senior status.
  • 1986 Sep 30: Constance Baker Motley, took senior status.
  • 1986 Dec 31: Robert L. Carter, took senior status.
  • 1987 Nov 23: Whitman Knapp, took senior status.
  • 1988 May 21: Richard J. Daronco, died in office.
  • 1988 Dec 1: Vincent L. Broderick, took senior status.
  • 1989 Sep 30: Richard Owen, took senior status.
  • 1991 Feb 1: Robert Joseph Ward, took senior status.
  • 1991 Mar 1: Robert Workman Sweet, took senior status.
  • 1991 Jul 27: Mary Johnson Lowe, took senior status.
  • 1993 May 23: Shirley Wohl Kram, took senior status.
  • 1993 Jul 1: Leonard B. Sand, took senior status.
  • 1993 Aug 5: Gerard Louis Goettel, took senior status.
  • 1993 Dec 31: Kenneth Conboy, resigned.
  • 1994 Nov 1: David N. Edelstein, took senior status.
  • 1995 Sep 23: Charles Sherman Haight, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1996 Oct 1: Louis Lee Stanton, took senior status.
  • 1997 Mar 21: Peter Keeton Leisure, took senior status.
  • 1998 Jan 10: Kevin Thomas Duffy, took senior status.
  • 1998 Mar 31: Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, took senior status.
  • 2000 Jan 1: John Emilio Sprizzo, took senior status.
  • 2002 May 24: Lawrence M. McKenna, took senior status.
  • 2003 Mar 22: Allen G. Schwartz, died in office.
  • 2003 May 31: John S. Martin, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2004 Sep 8: Harold Baer, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2006 Aug 1: Michael B. Mukasey, took senior status.
  • 2007 Mar 22: Richard Conway Casey, died in office.
  • 2010 Sep 1: Sidney H. Stein, took senior status.
  • 2010 Dec 31: Victor Marrero, took senior status; Jed Saul Rakoff, took senior status.
  • 2011 Jan 30: Alvin K. Hellerstein, took senior status.
  • 2011 Aug 16: Shira A. Scheindlin, took senior status.
  • 2011 Dec 15: Denise Cote, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Western District of New York, 1927-2015 (may be incomplete!)
    Simon L. Adler 1927-34 Harold P. Burke 1937-81 Justin C. Morgan 1956-59 Richard J. Arcara 1988- William M. Skretny 1990-2015 Charles J. Siragusa 1997-2012

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1934 May 23: Simon L. Adler, died in office.
  • 1959 May 24: Justin C. Morgan, died in office.
  • 1981 Jun 15: Harold P. Burke, took senior status.
  • 2012 Dec 15: Charles J. Siragusa, took senior status.
  • 2015 Mar 8: William M. Skretny, took senior status.
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