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Thomas James McAvoy (born September 17, 1938) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Thomas James McAvoy
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Assumed office
September 17, 2003
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
1993–2000
Preceded byNeal Peters McCurn
Succeeded byFrederick Scullin
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
March 4, 1986 – September 17, 2003
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded byGary L. Sharpe
Personal details
Born
Thomas James McAvoy

(1938-09-17) September 17, 1938 (age 80)
Johnson City, New York
EducationVillanova University (A.B.)
Albany Law School (J.D.)

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Education and careerEdit

McAvoy was born in Johnson City, New York and graduated from Villanova University with an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1960 and Albany Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1964. A Republican, McAvoy was a practicing attorney in Binghamton, New York from 1964 to 1985. He was a member of the Broome County Legislature from 1971 to 1986.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

McAvoy was recommended for a judicial appointment by Senator Al D'Amato. On January 29, 1986 he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 3, 1986, and received his commission on March 4, 1986. McAvoy served as Chief Judge from 1993 to 2000 and assumed senior status on September 17, 2003.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "McAvoy, Thomas James - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
1986–2003
Succeeded by
Gary L. Sharpe
Preceded by
Neal Peters McCurn
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
1993–2000
Succeeded by
Frederick Scullin