Thomas Francis Croake

Thomas Francis Croake (January 22, 1902 – July 21, 1978) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Thomas Francis Croake
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
January 31, 1972 – July 21, 1978
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
September 22, 1961 – January 31, 1972
Appointed byJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded bySeat established by 75 Stat. 80
Succeeded byRobert L. Carter
Personal details
Born
Thomas Francis Croake

(1902-01-22)January 22, 1902
Saranac Lake, New York
DiedJuly 21, 1978(1978-07-21) (aged 76)
New York City, New York
EducationAlbany Law School (LL.B.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Saranac Lake, New York, Croake received a Bachelor of Laws from Albany Law School in 1925. He was an acting city judge of the City of Plattsburgh, New York from 1926 to 1927. He was corporation counsel for the City of Plattsburgh from 1928 to 1932. He was a judge of Clinton County, New York from 1932 to 1938.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Croake was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on September 14, 1961, to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 21, 1961, and received his commission on September 22, 1961. He assumed senior status on January 31, 1972. His service was terminated on July 21, 1978, due to his death in New York City, New York.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 75 Stat. 80
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1961–1972
Succeeded by
Robert L. Carter