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Lloyd Francis MacMahon (August 12, 1912 – April 8, 1989) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Lloyd Francis MacMahon
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
May 31, 1982 – April 8, 1989
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
1980–1982
Preceded byDavid Norton Edelstein
Succeeded byConstance Baker Motley
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
September 10, 1959 – May 31, 1982
Appointed byDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byLawrence Walsh
Succeeded byJohn F. Keenan
Personal details
Born
Lloyd Francis MacMahon

(1912-08-12)August 12, 1912
Elmira, New York
DiedApril 8, 1989(1989-04-08) (aged 76)
White Plains, New York
EducationCornell University (A.B.)
Cornell Law School (LL.B.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born on August 12, 1912, in Elmira, New York, MacMahon received a Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1936 from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Laws in 1938 from Cornell Law School. He was a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II from 1944 to 1945. He was in private practice in New York City from 1942 to 1953 and again from 1955 to 1959. He was the Chief Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1953 to 1955. He was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1955.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

MacMahon was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 10, 1959, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Judge Lawrence Walsh. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 9, 1959, and received his commission on September 10, 1959. He served as Chief Judge and as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1980 to 1982. He assumed senior status on May 31, 1982. He served as a Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 1985 to 1989. His service terminated on April 8, 1989, due to his death of a cerebral hemorrhage in White Plains, New York.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lloyd Francis MacMahon at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Lloyd F. MacMahon, a Federal Judge, Dies at 76". The New York Times. 9 April 1989.

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