History of the Federal Judiciary

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Rao, Paul Peter
Born June 15, 1899, in Prizzi, Italy
Died November 30, 1988, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Customs Court
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on June 22, 1948, to a seat vacated by David H. Kincheloe; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 13, 1949. Confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 1949, and received commission on February 2, 1949. Served as chief judge, 1965-1971. Service terminated on November 1, 1980, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of International Trade
Reassigned on November 1, 1980, to a new seat authorized by 94 Stat. 1727. Service terminated on November 30, 1988, due to death.

Fordham University School of Law, LL.B., 1923

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1917-1919
Assistant district attorney, New York County, New York, 1925-1927
Private practice, 1927-1941
Candidate for Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1941
Assistant attorney general in charge of customs, U.S. Department of Justice, 1941-1948

Nominated to U.S. Customs Court, May 3, 1948; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Customs Court, July 29, 1948; no Senate vote


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