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Gary Lawrence Sharpe (born 1947) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Gary Lawrence Sharpe
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Assumed office
January 1, 2016
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
December 16, 2011 – August 31, 2015
Preceded byNorman A. Mordue
Succeeded byGlenn T. Suddaby
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
January 29, 2004 – January 1, 2016
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byThomas James McAvoy
Personal details
Born
Gary Lawrence Sharpe

1947 (age 71–72)
Cortland, New York
EducationUniversity at Buffalo (B.A.)
Cornell Law School (J.D.)

Education and careerEdit

Sharpe graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 and Cornell Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1974. He served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney for Broome County, New York, from 1974 to 1981. He served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for New York State, from 1981 to 1982. He served as an Adjunct Professor at Binghamton University and Broome Community College, from 1978 to 1982. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney, from 1982 to 1997, serving as a Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney, from 1982 to 1992, Interim United States Attorney, from 1992 to 1994, and Senior Litigation Counsel, from 1994 to 1997. He served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York, from 1997 to 2004.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

He was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York by George W. Bush on April 28, 2003, to a seat vacated by Thomas J. McAvoy, confirmed by the Senate on January 28, 2004, and received his commission on January 29, 2004. He served as Chief Judge from December 16, 2011 until August 31, 2015. He assumed senior status on January 1, 2016.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sharpe, Gary L. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas James McAvoy
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
2004–2016
Vacant
Preceded by
Norman A. Mordue
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Glenn T. Suddaby