History of the Federal Judiciary

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McAvoy, Thomas James
Born 1938 in Johnson City, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on January 29, 1986, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1986, and received commission on March 4, 1986. Served as chief judge, 1993-2000. Assumed senior status on September 17, 2003.

Villanova University, A.B., 1960
Albany Law School, J.D., 1964

Professional Career:
Private practice, Binghamton, New York, 1964-1985
Member, Broome County [New York] Legislature, 1971-1986

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, October 29, 1985; no Senate vote


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