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Crotty, Paul Austin
Born 1941 in Buffalo, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by George W. Bush on February 14, 2005, to a seat vacated by Harold Baer, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on April 11, 2005, and received commission on April 15, 2005. Assumed senior status on August 1, 2015.

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1962
Cornell Law School, LL.B., 1967

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1962-1968
Law clerk, Hon. Lloyd F. MacMahon, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1967-1969
Private practice, New York City, 1969-1984, 1988-1993
Office of Financial Services, New York City, 1984-1988; commissioner, 1984; commissioner of finance, 1984-1986; commissioner of housing preservation and development, 1986-1988
Corporation counsel, New York City, 1994-1997
Group president, Verizon Communications, New York and Connecticut region, 1997-2005

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, September 7, 2004; no Senate vote


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