History of the Federal Judiciary

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McMahon, Colleen
Born 1951 in Columbus, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 21, 1998, to a seat vacated by John F. Keenan. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998, and received commission on October 22, 1998.

Ohio State University, B.A., 1973
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York, 1976-1979, 1980-1995
Speechwriter and special assistant, Hon. Donald McHenry, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, 1979-1980
Judge, New York State Court of Claims, and acting justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1995-1998


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