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Frank Altimari

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Frank Altimari
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Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   12/16/1985 - 1/1/1996
Senior:   1/1/1996 - 7/19/1998
Preceded by:   Ellsworth Van Graafeiland
Succeeded by:   Rosemary Pooler
Past post:   Eastern District of New York
Past term:   11/23/1982-12/23/1985
Past position:   Seat #4
Past post 2:   New York State Supreme Court, Administrative Judge of All Courts
Past term 2:   1982
Personal History
Born:   September 4, 1928
Hometown:   Queens, NY
Deceased:   July 19, 1998
Undergraduate:   Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, 1948
Law School:   Brooklyn Law, L.B., 1951
Frank X. Altimari (1928-1998) was a judge of several state and federal courts in New York, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He joined the Second Circuit in 1985 after an appointment from Ronald Reagan. He joined the Eastern District of New York in 1982. At the time of his appointment, he served as the Administrative Judge of All Courts for the New York State Supreme Court. He assumed senior status on January 1, 1996 and served the court until his death on July 19, 1998.[1]

Early life and education

  • Saint Francis College in Brooklyn.
  • Brooklyn Law School, L.B., 1951.[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Jamaica, New York, 1951-1965
  • Professor of law, St. Francis College, 1954-1963, 1972-1973
  • Member, Westbury Board of Education, Union free school district No. 1, Westbury, New York, 1959-1962
  • Attorney, Westbury Board of Education, Westbury, New York, 1963-1965
  • Judge, Nassau County District Court, Mineola, New York, 1966-1970
  • Acting Judge, Nassau County Court, New York,, 1969-1970
  • Judge, Nassau County Court, New York, 1970-1973
  • Administrative judge, Nassau County Court, New York,, 1973, 1981
  • Justice, New York State Supreme Court, 1974-1982
  • Acting surrogate, Nassau County Surrogate's Court, New York,, 1975-1977
  • Supervising judge of criminal courts, Nassau County, New York,, 1981
  • Administrative judge of all courts, New York State Supreme Court, 1982[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Altimari was nominated to the Second Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on October 23, 1985 to fill the seat vacated by Ellsworth Van Graafeiland. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on December 16, 1985. He assumed senior status on January 1, 1996 and served the court until his death on July 19, 1998.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Rosemary Pooler.

Eastern District of New York

Altimari also served on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He was nominated to that court by Ronald Reagan on November 23, 1982; his service in this court ended on December 23, 1985 when he elevated to the Second Circuit.[1] Altimari was succeeded in this position by Reena Raggi.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edward Neaher
Eastern District of New York
1982–1985
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Reena Raggi
Preceded by:
Ellsworth Van Graafeiland
Second Circuit
1985–1998
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Rosemary Pooler




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