History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Preska, Loretta A.
Born 1949 in Albany, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on March 31, 1992, to a seat vacated by Robert J. Ward. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1992, and received commission on August 12, 1992. Served as chief judge, 2009-2016.

College of St. Rose, B.A., 1970
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1973
New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1978

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1973-1992

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, September 9, 2008; no Senate vote


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