New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department

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Ariel E. Belen

Justice Ariel E. Belen graduated from Brooklyn College in 1978 and earned his J.D. with a specialization in International Legal ...
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A. David Benjamin

"He became active in the Republican Party's Brooklyn organization early in his career as a lawyer, establishing himself as an ...
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Abel E. Blackmar

Justice Abel E. Blackmar was born in Newark, NY in 1852. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1874 and received ...
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Arthur D. Brennan

Justice Arthur D. Brennan was born on August 29, 1899 in Mount Vernon, NY. He graduated from Mount Vernon High ...
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Anita R. Florio

Justice Anita R. Florio earned degrees from Manhattanville College in 1958 and Fordham University School of Law in 1963, the ...
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Almet F. Jenks

Justice Almet F. Jenks was born on May 21, 1853 in Brooklyn. His father, Grenville T. Jenks, was a lawyer, ...
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Alfred D. Lerner

Alfred D. Lerner

Justice Lerner also sat on the bench of the 1st Department; more information can be found HERE. Justice Alfred D ...
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A. Gail Prudenti

The Honorable A. Gail Prudenti was appointed Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State, by Chief Judge ...
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Adelbert P. Rich

Justice Adelbert P. Rich was born in Cato, New York on May 16,1860. His father and grandfather were both attorneys ...
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Albert M. Rosenblatt

Albert M. Rosenblatt

In 1989, Judge Rosenblatt was appointed to the Court of Appeals. See his full biography HERE ...
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Alan D. Scheinkman

Judicial Offices Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, Brooklyn, New York - Appointed by Governor Andrew M ...
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Albert H. F. Seeger

Justice Albert H. F. Seeger was born on February 20, 1859 in Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany and came to the U.S ...
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Albert H. Sewel

Albert H. Sewell

Justice Sewell also sat on the bench of the 3rd Department; more information can be found HERE. Justice Albert H ...
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Arthur D. Spatt

Justice Arthur Donald Spatt, a native of Brooklyn, earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1949. He was ...
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Arthur S. Tompkins

Justice Arthur Sidney Tompkins was born on August 26, 1865 in Schoharie County, NY. He was educated at public schools ...
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Addison J. Young

Justice J. Addison Young was born on September 14, 1866 in Aquebogue, Long Island. He was educated at Franklinville Academy ...
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Barry A. Cozier

Justice Barry A. Cozier earned a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1971 ...
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Barron L. Hill

Justice L. Barron Hill earned a law degree from Syracuse University Law School and began practicing in Southold, Long Island ...
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Charles F. Brown

"While occupying the seat upon the Court of Appeals bench, Justice Brown . . . wrote the prevailing opinion in ...
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Charles H. Kelby

Justice Charles Hendre Kelby was born in New York City on August 7, 1870. He was educated at New York ...
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Charles Lawrence

Justice Charles B. Lawrence was born around the year 1920. He graduated from City College in 1941 and Brooklyn Law ...
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Charles Margett

Justice Charles Margett was born on September 5, 1907 in Brooklyn. He graduated from Eastern District High School in 1925 ...
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Charles E. Murphy

Justice Charles E. Murphy was born around the year 1895 in Trenton, New Jersey. He graduated from Rider College and ...
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Cornelius J. O’Brien

Justice Cornelius J. O'Brien was born on November 3, 1931 in New York. He graduated from Fordham University in 1954 ...
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Calvin E. Pratt

Calvin E. Pratt

Justice Calvin E. Pratt was born on January 23, 1828 in Princeton, Massachusetts. He was educated at the district school ...
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Charles W. U. Sneed

Justice Charles W. U. Sneed was born on August 13, 1881 in Newburgh, NY. He was educated at public schools ...
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Daniel D. Angiolillo

Daniel D. Angiolillo presently serves as jurist-inresidence at Pace University Law School teaching constitutional law seminars in Election Law, and ...
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David T. Gibbons

Justice David T. Gibbons was born in Brooklyn. He earned degrees from St. John's University and St. John's University School ...
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Daniel W. Joy

Justice Daniel W. Joy graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1952 and Brooklyn Law School ...
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Daniel F. Luciano

Justice Daniel F. Luciano was born around the year 1931 and raised in New York City. He graduated from Brooklyn ...
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David F. Manning

Justice David F. Manning was born around the year 1857 in Brooklyn, where he lived his entire life. He practiced ...
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David S. Ritter

Justice David S. Ritter is a native of Middletown, Orange County. He earned degrees from Union College in 1956 and ...
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Edward Carni

Edward D. Carni graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1982 with a BA in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor ...
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Edgar M. Cullen

Edgar M. Cullen

In 1900, Judge Cullen was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Governor Theodore Roosevelt. See his full biography HERE ...
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Edward J. Hart

Justice Edward J. Hart earned both his undergraduate and law degrees at St. John's University. Before joining the bench, he ...
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Edward W. Hatch

Edward W. Hatch

Justice Hatch also served on the bench of the 1st Department; more information can be found HERE. Justice Edward W ...
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Edward Lazansky

Justice Edward Lazansky was born on December 9, 1872, the son of Bohemian immigrants who had arrived in the United ...
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Edward B. Thomas

Justice Edward Beers Thomas was born on August 4, 1848 in Cortlandville, NY. He graduated from Yale College in 1870, ...
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Frank F. Adel

Justice Frank F. Adel was born in 1885 in New York. A graduate of Brooklyn Law School, he was admitted ...
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Frederick P. Close

Justice Frederick P. Close was born in 1875 in South Colton, St. Lawrence County. He was educated at the State ...
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Frank A. Gulotta

Justice Frank A. Gulotta studied law at St. John's University Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1932 ...
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Fred J. Munder

Justice Fred J. Munder was born around the year 1903 in Sunnyside, Queens. In 1929, Munder was appointed to the ...
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Frank D. O’Connor

Justice Frank D. O'Connor was born on December 20, 1909 in Manhattan to an Irish immigrant family and grew up ...
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Fred T. Santucci

Justice Fred T. Santucci earned degrees from Adelphi College in 1955 and New York Law School in 1957. He then ...
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Frederick G. Schmidt

Justice Frederick G. Schmidt was born around the year 1886 and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. He began his political career ...
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George Bedlock

Justice George J. Beldock was born in 1903 in Poland, where he lived until the age of two when he ...
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George B. Bradley

Justice George B. Bradley was born on February 5, 1825 in Greene, NY. From 1872 to 1873 he was a ...
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Geraldine T. Eiber

Justice Geraldine T. Eiber earned her J.D. from the New York University School of Law and worked in private practice ...
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Gloria Goldstein

Justice Gloria Goldstein earned a B.A. degree from Brooklyn College in 1953 and graduated first in her class from Brooklyn ...
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Gabriel M. Krausman

Justice Gabriel M. Krausman was educated at Brooklyn College and New York University, earning a B.S. degree with honors in ...
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Guy James Mangano

Justice Guy James Mangano graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 1955. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor ...
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Gerald Nolan

Justice Gerald Nolan was born in Yonkers around the year 1891, the son of Dan C. Nolan, publisher of the ...
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George H. Taylor, Jr.

Justice George H. Taylor, Jr. was born on April 22, 1873 in Westport, Connecticut. Educated at public grammar schools, he ...
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Henry L. Latham

Justice Henry Jepson Latham was born on December 10, 1908 in Brooklyn and raised in Queens. He was educated at ...
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Harry E. Lewis

Justice Harry E. Lewis was born in New York around the year 1880 to Leopold and Emma Lowenthal Lewis. He ...
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Howard Miller

Justice Howard Miller graduated from Brooklyn College in 1957 and New York University School of Law in 1961. He was ...
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Harrington Putnam

Justice Harrington Putnam was born in 1851 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He graduated from Colby College in 1870, studied at Heidelberg ...
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Henry L. Ughetta

Justice Henry L. Ughetta was born on September 20, 1902 in Brooklyn. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Fordham ...
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Henry G. Wenzel, Jr.

Justice Henry G. Wenzel Jr. was born around the year 1889 in Manhattan. He was educated at public schools and ...
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Isaac M. Kapper

Justice Isaac M. Kapper was born around 1864. He earned the money for his tuition at New York Law School ...
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Isaac N. Mills

Justice Isaac N. Mills was born on September 10, 1851, in Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut. His family had come from ...
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Isaac Rubin

Justice Isaac Rubin was born in Mount Vernon around the year 1914. He earned degrees from New York University and ...
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Joseph A. Burr

Justice Joseph A. Burr was born in Brooklyn in 1850, a descendant of Peter Burr, once a Chief Justice of ...
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John P. Cohalan, Jr.

Justice John P. Cohalan Jr., born in 1907, was raised in New York City and educated at LaSalle Military Academy ...
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John Copertino

Justice John Copertino was born in Manhattan and raised in Queens, where he worked in his father's fish store as ...
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Joseph Covello

JUDICIAL OFFICES Associate Justice, Appellate Division Second Judicial Department August 2005 to September 2011 Associate Justice, Appellate Term Ninth and ...
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James T. Hallinan

Justice James T. Hallinan was born in New York on June 1, 1889. He earned his law degree from New ...
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Joseph F. Hawkins

Justice Joseph F. Hawkins, a native of Poughkeepsie, NY, was born in 1916 and attended St. Peter's grammar and high ...
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James D. Hopkins

Justice James D. Hopkins studied at Columbia College before earning a law degree from Columbia University School of Law in ...
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John B. Johnston

Justice John B. Johnston was born on July 10, 1882 in Glasgow, Scotland. His family immigrated to Brooklyn in 1886 ...
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Joseph J. Kunzeman

Justice Joseph J. Kunzeman was born around the year 1928 and educated at Queens College and St. John's University Law ...
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John MacCrate

Justice John MacCrate was born on March 29, 1885 in Dumbarton, Scotland, the son of a blacksmith. The family immigrated ...
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James F. Niehoff

Justice James F. Niehoff was born in Queens and graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 1951. In ...
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J. Irwin Shapiro

Justice J. Irwin Shapiro was born in Brooklyn around the year 1905 and earned degrees from New York University and ...
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Joseph A. Suozzi

Justice Joseph A. Suozzi was born in Potenza, Italy. His father served in the U.S. Infantry and became a naturalized ...
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John Woodward

John M. Woodward

Justice Woodward also sat on the bench of the 3rd Department; more information can be found HERE. Justice John Woodward ...
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Lawrence J. Bracken

Justice Lawrence J. Bracken was born on June 12, 1931 in Hempstead, NY. He graduated from Roslyn High School in ...
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L. Priscilla Hall

Judicial Offices March 2009 - 2018 - Associate Justice, Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department February 2008 to March 2009 - ...
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Leon D. Lazer

Justice Leon D. Lazer earned a B.S. from the City College of New York in 1942. He served for over ...
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Leo F. McGinity

Justice Leo F. McGinity graduated from St. Francis Xavier High School and Georgetown University. He received his law degree from ...
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Luke D. Stapleton

Justice Luke D. Stapleton was born on December 11, 1869 in Brooklyn. He graduated from the St. James Pro-Cathedral in ...
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Myriam J. Altman

"An immigrant who reached the top ranks of her profession" (Saxon). Justice Myriam J. Altman was born Myriam Jarblum on ...
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Marcus G. Christ

Justice Marcus G. Christ was born on April 7, 1900, the son of Philip J. Christ, a Supervisor of the ...
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Michael H. Hirschberg

Justice Michael H. Hirschberg was born on April 12, 1847 in Newburgh. He attended Newburgh Free Academy and at the ...
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M. Henry Martuscello

M. Henry Martuscello was born on September 27, 1908 in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York. He was educated at St ...
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Milton Mollen

Justice Milton Mollen was born in Brooklyn and educated at Samuel J. Tilden High School and the St. John's University ...
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Morgan J. O'Brien

Morgan J. O’Brien

Justice O'Brien also sat on the bench of the 1st Department; more information can be found HERE. Justice Morgan J ...
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Moses M. Weinstein

Justice Moses M. Weinstein was born Morris Weinstein on July 8, 1912, the son of a tailor. He grew up ...
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Nathan L. Miller

Nathan L. Miller

In 1913, Judge Miller was appointed to the Court of Appeals. See his full biography HERE. Judge Miller also sat ...
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Nicholas M. Pette

Justice Nicholas M. Pette was born around the year 1891. Prior to his career on the bench, he served as ...
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Nancy E. Smith

Justice Nancy E. Smith earned degrees from Allegheny College in 1976 and Vermont Law School in 1980. She was admitted ...
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Philip M. Kleinfeld

Justice Philip M. Kleinfeld was born on June 19, 1894 in the Lower East Side. He graduated from New York ...
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Raymond E. Aldrich

Justice Raymond E. Aldrich, the son of Elbert and Melissa Aldrich (nee Finn) was born September 28, 1888 in Poughkeepsie, ...
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Richard Brown

Justice Richard A. Brown was born in Brooklyn and grew up in the Cambria Heights neighborhood of Queens, NY. He ...
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Rowland L. Davis

Rowland L. Davis

Justice Davis also sat on the bench of the 3rd and 4th Departments; more information can be found HERE and ...
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Randall T. Eng

Randall T. Eng

Judicial Offices Presiding Justice - Appellate Division, Second Department Appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo October 1st, 2012 Associate Justice - ...
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Robert A. Lifson

Justice Robert A. Lifson graduated from Huntington High School in 1967 and the State University of New York at Albany ...
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Robert J. Lunn

Robert J. Lunn

Justice Lunn also sat on the bench of the 4th Department; more information can be found HERE. Justice Robert J ...
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Robert W. Schmidt

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Robert A. Spolzino

Justice Robert A. Spolzino earned degrees from Georgetown University in 1980 and St. John's University School of Law in 1983 ...
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Seymour Boyers

Justice Seymour Boyers was born on October 9, 1926 in Queens, NY. He graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School ...
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Stephen G. Crane

Justice Stephen G. Crane earned a B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1960 and a J.D. degree from Cornell Law ...
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Sandra J. Feuerstein

Justice Sandra J. Feuerstein was born in 1946, the daughter of Immigration Judge Annette Elstein. After earning a B.S. from ...
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Steven W. Fisher

Justice Steven W. Fisher was born on May 19, 1946 in Manhattan and lived most of his life in Queens ...
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Stanley Harwood

Justice Stanley Harwood was born in Brooklyn. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II, then earned ...
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Sybil Hart Kooper

Justice Sybil Hart Kooper was born in Brooklyn around the year 1925, the daughter of Walter R. Hart, a State ...
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Sondra Miller

Justice Sondra Miller graduated from Wellesley College in 1950 and Harvard Law School in 1953, as part of the law ...
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Samuel Rabin

Samuel Rabin

In 1974, Judge Rabin was appointed to the Court of Appeals. See his full biography HERE ...
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Sandra L. Townes

Justice Sandra L. Townes earned degrees from Johnson C. Smith University in 1966 and Syracuse University College of Law in ...
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Thomas A. Adams

A native of Long Island, NY, Justice Thomas A. Adams was born on January 17, 1948 in Mineola and raised ...
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Thomas A. Dickerson

Judicial Offices Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department 2006-2017 Justice, New York State Supreme Court 2003-2017 Westchester County Court Judge, ...
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Townsend Scudder

Justice Townsend Scudder was born on July 26, 1865 in Northport, Long Island, a descendant of Captain John Dickinson of ...
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Thomas R. Sullivan

Justice Thomas R. Sullivan was born around the year 1926. He graduated from Villanova College in 1949 and Fordham University ...
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Vincent R. Balletta, Jr.

Justice Vincent R. Balletta, Jr. was born on July 7, 1927 in Brookyln and grew up on Long Island. He ...
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Vincent D. Damiani

Justice Vincent D. Damiani was raised in Brooklyn and earned a B.S. degree from New York University in 1934 and ...
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Vincent Pizzuto

Justice Vincent Pizzuto was born around 1922 in Manhattan and lived in Brooklyn for most of his life. He earned ...
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Vito Joseph Titone

Vito J. Titone, Jr.

In 1985, Judge Titone was appointed to the Court of Appeals. See his full biography HERE ...
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Willard Bartlett

In 1906, Judge Bartlett was appointed to the Court of Appeals. See his biography HERE ...
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William J. Carr

Speaking to graduates at the St. Francis Xavier's College 1901 commencement, Carr said: "There can be no true success at ...
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William B. Carswell

Justice William B. Carswell was born on January 8, 1883 in Edinburgh, Scotland to David Bruce and Ann Brown Carswell ...
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William D. Friedmann

William D. Friedmann graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York before earning his law degree from ...
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William J. Gaynor

Justice William J. Gaynor was born in Whitestown, Oneida County, NY in 1851 to a farming family. He attended the ...
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William W. Goodrich

Justice William W. Goodrich was born on August 23, 1833 in Havana, NY. He graduated from Amherst College in 1852 ...
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William F. Hagarty

Justice William F. Hagarty was born in 1877 in Dayton, Ohio and moved to Brooklyn at the age of 11 ...
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Warren Hooker

Justice Warren B. Hooker was born on November 24, 1856 in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, NY. He was educated in public ...
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Walter H. Jaycox

Justice Walter H. Jaycox was born on September 3, 1863 in Wassaic, Dutchess County, NY. Following the death of his ...
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William J. Kelly

Justice William J. Kelly was born on April 13, 1860. He attended St. Joseph's Parochial School and Public School 9, ...
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William E. McCarthy

William E. McCarthy

Justice McCarthy also sat on the bench of the 3rd Department; more information can be found HERE. Justice William E ...
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William C. Thompson

William C. Thompson

Justice William C. Thompson was educated at Franklin K. Lane High School and Brooklyn College before earning his law degree ...
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