History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Sharpe, Gary L.
Born 1947 in Cortland, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Nominated by George W. Bush on April 28, 2003, to a seat vacated by Thomas J. McAvoy. Confirmed by the Senate on January 28, 2004, and received commission on January 29, 2004. Served as chief judge, 2011-present.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1997-2004

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

Professional Career:
Senior assistant district attorney, Broome County, New York, 1974-1981
Adjunct professor, Binghamton University and Broome Community College, 1978-1982
Special assistant attorney general, State of New York, 1981-1982
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of New York, 1982-1997; assistant U.S. attorney and supervisory assistant U.S. attorney, 1982-1992; interim U.S. attorney, 1992-1994; senior litigation counsel, 1994-1997

 

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