History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of New York

   Judges of the Western District of New York
Arcara, Richard Joseph
Born 1940 in Buffalo, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 7, 1987, to a seat vacated by John T. Elfvin. Confirmed by the Senate on February 19, 1988, and received commission on February 22, 1988. Served as chief judge, 2003-2010.

Education:
St. Bonaventure University, B.A., 1962
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, Military Police Corps, 1966-1967
Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1968-1969
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of New York, 1969-1973
First assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of New York, 1973-1974
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, 1975-1981
District attorney, Erie County, New York, 1982-1988

 

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