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Telesca, Michael Anthony

Born 1929 in Rochester, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 11, 1982, to a seat vacated by Harold P. Burke. Confirmed by the Senate on April 20, 1982, and received commission on April 21, 1982. Served as chief judge, 1989-1995. Assumed senior status on May 3, 1996.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Alien Terrorist Removal Court, 1996-2015

University of Rochester, B.A., 1952
University of Buffalo Law School, LL.B., 1955

Professional Career:

U.S. Marine Corps first lieutenant, 1955-1957
Private practice, Rochester, New York, 1957-1972
Judge, Monroe County [New York] Surrogate Court, 1973-1982
Board member, Federal Judicial Center, 1992-1996