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Skretny, William M.
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on June 12, 1990, to a seat vacated by John T. Curtin. Confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1990, and received commission on August 7, 1990. Served as chief judge, 2010-2015. Assumed senior status on March 8, 2015.
Canisius College, A.B., 1966
Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1969
Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M., 1972
Fellow, Ford Foundation
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1971-1973
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of New York, 1973-1981; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1975-1981
Special counsel, Attorney General's Advocacy Institute, Washington, D.C., 1979
Staff attorney, Office of Special Prosecutor, U.S. Department of Justice, 1980
Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1981-1983, 1988-1990
First deputy district attorney, Erie County, New York, 1983-1988
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2013-2016