Michael Anthony Telesca

Michael Anthony Telesca (November 25, 1929 – March 5, 2020) was a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

Michael Anthony Telesca
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
In office
May 3, 1996 – March 5, 2020
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
In office
1989–1995
Preceded byJohn Thomas Curtin
Succeeded byDavid G. Larimer
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
In office
April 21, 1982 – May 3, 1996
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byHarold P. Burke
Succeeded byCharles J. Siragusa
Personal details
Born(1929-11-25)November 25, 1929[1]
Rochester, New York
DiedMarch 5, 2020(2020-03-05) (aged 90)
EducationUniversity of Rochester (B.A.)
University of Buffalo Law School (LL.B.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Rochester, New York, Telesca received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester in 1952 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Buffalo Law School in 1955. He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps from 1955 to 1957. He was in private practice in Rochester from 1957 to 1972. He was a judge of the Surrogate Court in Monroe County, New York from 1973 to 1982.[2]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On March 11, 1982, Telesca was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of New York vacated by Judge Harold P. Burke. Telesca was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 20, 1982, and received his commission on April 21, 1982. He served as Chief Judge from 1989 to 1995, assuming senior status on May 3, 1996. He served as a Judge of the Alien Terrorist Removal Court from the establishment of that court in 1996 until 2015, being initially appointed and reappointed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist and subsequently being reappointed two additional times by Chief Justice John Roberts.[2] Telesca announced on January 8, 2020 that he planned to assume inactive senior status on May 3, 2020.[3] He died on March 5, 2020.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Confirmation of Federal Judges: Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, First Session on the Selection and Confirmation of Federal Judges ... Washington, D.C.: United States Government Publishing Office. 1982. p. 162.
  2. ^ a b Michael Anthony Telesca at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  3. ^ "Judge Telesca announces retirement". The Daily Record. January 8, 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Longtime area federal judge Michael Telesca has died". WXXI NEWS. March 5, 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.

SourcesEdit

Legal offices
Preceded by
Harold P. Burke
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
1982–1996
Succeeded by
Charles J. Siragusa
Preceded by
John Thomas Curtin
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
1989–1995
Succeeded by
David G. Larimer