History of the Federal Judiciary

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Curtin, John Thomas
Born 1921 in Buffalo, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on November 28, 1967, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on December 14, 1967, and received commission on December 14, 1967. Served as chief judge, 1974-1989. Assumed senior status on July 1, 1989.

Canisius College, B.S., 1946
University of Buffalo Law School, LL.B., 1949

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, 1942-1945
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1952-1954
Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1949-1961
U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, 1961-1967
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