History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Townes, Sandra L.
Born 1944 in Spartanburg, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by George W. Bush on August 1, 2003, to a seat vacated by Sterling Johnson, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on June 3, 2004, and received commission on August 2, 2004.

Education:
Johnson C. Smith University, B.A., 1966
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Assistant district attorney, Onondaga County, New York, 1977-1987; senior assistant district attorney, 1983-1986; chief assistant district attorney, 1986-1987
Adjunct professor, Syracuse University College of Law, 1987-1995
Judge, Syracuse [New York] City Court, 1988-1999
Adjunct professor, Onondaga Community College, 1992-2001
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Fifth Judicial District, 2000-2004
Associate justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, 2001-2004

 

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