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Arthur Spatt
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Station:   Brooklyn, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   11/27/1989 - 11/30/2004
Senior:   12/01/2004 - Present
Preceded by:   Henry Bramwell
Succeeded by:   Eric Vitaliano
Past post:   2nd Judicial Department of New York, Associate justice, Appellate Division
Past term:   1986 - 1989
Personal History
Born:   1925
Hometown:   Brooklyn, NY
Law School:   Brooklyn Law, LL.B., 1949
Military service:   U.S. Navy 1944 - 1946
Arthur Donald Spatt (b.1925) is an federal judge on senior status on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He joined the court in 1989 after an appointment from George H.W. Bush. At the time of appointment, Spatt served as 2nd Judicial Department of New York, Associate justice, Appellate Division. Spatt assumed senior status on December 1, 2004.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Spatt received his bachelor's of Laws degree from the Brooklyn Law School in 1949.[1]

Military service

Spatt was a Navigation Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.[1]

Professional career

Spatt was a private practice attorney in New York City, New York from 1949 to 1978 before serving as Justice of the Supreme Court for the State of New York's Tenth Judicial District Court until 1982. Spatt was an Administrative Judge for Nassau County, New York from 1982 to 1986 and Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Second Judicial Department for the State of New York until 1989.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of New York

Spatt was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by President George H.W. Bush on October 25, 1989, to a seat vacated by Henry Bramwell. Spatt was confirmed by the Senate on November 21, 1989, and received commission on November 27, 1989. He was succeeded in this position by Eric Vitaliano. Spatt assumed senior status on December 1, 2004.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Henry Bramwell
Eastern District of New York
1989–2004
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Eric Vitaliano


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