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Charles Tenney

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Charles Tenney
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #4T
Service:
Appointed by:   John F. Kennedy
Active:   12/12/1963 - 1/31/1979
Preceded by:   Alexander Bicks
Succeeded by:   John Sprizzo
Personal History
Born:   1911
Undergraduate:   Yale University (1933)
Law School:   Yale Law School (1936)

Charles Henry Tenney (1911-1994) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tenney was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on July 22, 1963, to a seat vacated by Alexander Bicks; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 5, 1963, and received his commission on December 12th. Tenney was succeeded in this position by John Sprizzo. He assumed senior status on January 31, 1979, and served in that position until his death on November 11, 1994.[1]

Early life and education

  • Yale University, A.B., 1933
  • Yale Law School, LL.B., 1936[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New York City, 1936-1942
  • U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander, 1942-1946
  • Private practice, New York City, 1946-1955
  • Commissioner, Department of Investigation, New York City, 1955-1958
  • Corporation counsel, New York City, 1958-1961
  • City administrator, New York City, 1961-1962
  • Deputy mayor, New York City, 1962-1964[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

Tenney was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on July 22, 1963, to a seat vacated by Alexander Bicks; he was confirmed by the Senate on December 5, 1963, and received his commission on December 12th. Tenney was succeeded in this position by John Sprizzo. He assumed senior status on January 31, 1979, and served in that position until his death on November 11, 1994.[1]

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Alexander Bicks
Southern District of New York
1963–1979
Succeeded by:
John Sprizzo