History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McLaughlin, Joseph Michael
Born March 20, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY
Died August 8, 2013, in Queens, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 29, 1981, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1981, and received commission on September 28, 1981. Service terminated on October 18, 1990, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 10, 1990, to a seat vacated by Lawrence Warren Pierce. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1990, and received commission on October 17, 1990. Assumed senior status on March 20, 1998. Service terminated on August 8, 2013, due to death.

Education:
Fordham College, A.B., 1954
Fordham University School of Law, LL.B., 1959
New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1964

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, Corps of Engineers, 1955-1957
Private practice, New York City, 1959-1961
Professor, Fordham University Law School, 1961-1981; dean, 1971-1981
Adjunct professor, St. John's University Law School, 1982-

 

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