History of the Federal Judiciary


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Wesley, Richard C.
Born 1949 in Canandaigua, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on March 5, 2003, to a seat vacated by Pierre N. Leval. Confirmed by the Senate on June 11, 2003, and received commission on June 12, 2003.

Education:
State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1971
Cornell Law School, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Private practice, Pittsford, New York, 1974-1976
Private practice, Geneseo, New York, 1976-1987
Assistant minority counsel, New York State Assembly, 1979-1982
State assemblyman, New York, 1983-1987
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Seventh Judicial District, 1987-1994
Associate justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, 1994-1996
Associate judge, New York State Court of Appeals, 1997-2003

 

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