J. Daniel Mahoney
John Daniel Mahoney (September 7, 1931 – October 23, 1996) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
John Daniel Mahoney
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit|
April 7, 1986 – October 23, 1996
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 98 Stat. 333|
|Succeeded by||Sonia Sotomayor|
|2nd Chairman of the New York State Conservative Party|
July 1962 – April 1986
|Preceded by||Kieran O'Doherty|
|Succeeded by||Serphin R. Maltese|
John Daniel Mahoney
September 7, 1931
Orange, New Jersey
|Died||October 23, 1996 (aged 65)|
|Political party||New York State Conservative|
|Domestic partner||Kathleen Mahoney|
|Children||Daniel Mahoney, Kieran Mahoney, Frances Mahoney, Mary Mahoney, Eileen Mahoney, and Elizabeth Mahoney|
|Education||St. Bonaventure University (B.A.)|
Columbia Law School (LL.B.)
Education and careerEdit
Born in Orange, New Jersey, Mahoney received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from St. Bonaventure University in 1952. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Columbia Law School in 1955 as a Kent Scholar. He was in the United States Coast Guard from 1955 to 1958. He was in private practice of law in New York City from 1958 to 1962 and from 1965 to 1986. He was the State Chairman of the New York Conservative Party from 1962 to 1986. 
Conservative Party of New YorkEdit
Mahoney founded the Conservative Party of New York, with his brother-in-law, Kieran O'Doherty, who served as the new party's first chairman. The Conservative Party was established as a counterweight to the Liberal Party of New York, which endorsed Democrats on the political left. Mahoney authored Actions Speak Louder: The Story of the New York Conservative Party (Arlington House, 1968), which recounts the formation and early years of the party.
Further information regarding Mahoney and the formation of the Conservative Party and its role in the conservative movement through 2002 is available in Fighting the Good Fight, authored by George J. Marlin (St. Augustine's Press, 2002). Marlin was the Conservative Party mayoral nominee in 1993, having been defeated by the liberal Republican Rudy Giuliani.
Federal judicial serviceEdit
Mahoney was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on February 7, 1986, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 27, 1986, and received commission on April 7, 1986. His service was terminated on October 23, 1996, due to death.
- "Mahoney, John Daniel - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- Archibald, George (October 25, 1985). "Jury begged not to let Buckley 'punish and destroy' Spotlight" (PDF). The Washington Times. Washington, D.C. p. 3-A. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
- "Judge J. Daniel Mahoney, 65, Founder of Conservative Party". The New York Times. 26 October 1996.
|Party political offices|
| Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
|This biography of a judge in the United States is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|