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.

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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