Constantine Cholakis

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Constantine Cholakis
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Active:   3/17/1986-6/29/1996
Preceded by:   Roger Miner
Succeeded by:   David Hurd
Personal History
Born:   1930
Undergraduate:   Siena College, 1955
Law School:   Albany Law School, 1958

Constantine G. Cholakis (1930-1996) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Cholakis was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on February 7, 1986, to a seat vacated by Roger Miner; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 1986, and received commission three days later. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1996, and served in that capacity until his death on December 1, 1996.[1]

Early life and education

  • Siena College, B.A., 1955
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1958[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Marine Corps, 1951-1953
  • Private practice, Troy, New York, 1958-1970
  • Assistant district attorney, Rensselaer County, New York, 1963-1965
  • Assistant public defender, Rensselaer County, New York, 1966-1967
  • District attorney, Rensselaer County, New York, 1968-1974
  • County judge, Rensselaer County, New York, 1974-1977
  • Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Third Judicial District, 1978-1986[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of New York

Cholakis was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on February 7, 1986, to a seat vacated by Roger Miner; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 1986, and received commission three days later. Cholakis was succeeded in this position by David Hurd. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1996, and served in that capacity until his death on December 1, 1996.[1]

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Roger Miner
Northern District of New York
1986–1996
Succeeded by:
David Hurd