History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Pratt, George Cheney
Born 1928 in Corning, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by Gerald Ford on April 13, 1976, to a seat vacated by Anthony J. Travia. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1976, and received commission on May 7, 1976. Service terminated on June 29, 1982, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 26, 1982, to a seat vacated by William Homer Timbers. Confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1982, and received commission on June 21, 1982. Assumed senior status on May 22, 1993. Service terminated on January 31, 1995, due to retirement.

Education:
Yale University, B.A., 1950
Yale Law School, J.D., 1953

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Charles W. Froessel, New York State Court of Appeals, 1953-1955
Private practice, Nassau County, New York, 1955-1976
Adjunct professor, St. John's University School of Law, 1978-1992
Distinguished visiting professor of law, Hofstra University, 1979-1993
Faculty, Touro College School of Law, 1985-2003; adjunct professor, 1985-1993; professor of law, 1993-2003
Private practice, Uniondale, New York, 2001-

 

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