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Sprizzo, John Emilio
Born December 23, 1934, in Brooklyn, NY
Died December 16, 2008, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 29, 1981, to a seat vacated by Charles H. Tenney. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1981, and received commission on September 28, 1981. Assumed senior status on January 1, 2000. Service terminated on December 16, 2008, due to death.

Education:
St. John`s University, B.A., 1956
St. John`s University School of Law, LL.B., 1959

Professional Career:
Attorney, Organized Crime Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1959-1963
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1963-1968; chief appellate attorney, 1965-1966; assistant chief, Criminal Division, 1966-1968
Associate professor of law, Fordham University, 1968-1972
Private practice, New York City, 1970-1981
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