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John Mahoney (Second Circuit)

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John Mahoney
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Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #13
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   4/7/1986 - 10/23/1996
Preceded by:   New Seat
Succeeded by:   Sonia Sotomayor
Personal History
Born:   September 7, 1931
Hometown:   Orange, NJ
Deceased:   October 23, 1996
Undergraduate:   St. Bonaventure U., B.A., 1952
Law School:   Columbia Law, LL.B., 1955
Military service:   U.S. Coast Guard, 1955-1958
John Daniel Mahoney (September 7, 1931 - October 23, 1996) was a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He joined the court in 1986 after an appointment from Ronald Reagan. At the time of his appointment, he was a private practice attorney in New York City. His service ended on October 23, 1996 with his death.[1]

Early life and education

  • B.A. from St. Bonaventure University in 1952.
  • LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1955.[1]

Military career

  • U.S. Coast Guard, 1955-1958[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New York City, 1958-1962, 1965-1986
  • State chairman, New York Conservative Party, 1962-1986[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Mahoney was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by Ronald Reagan on February 7, 1986 to a newly-created seat on the court. He was subsequently confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 27, 1986, receiving his commission on April 7, 1986. His service ended on October 23, 1996 with his death.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Sonia Sotomayor.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Second Circuit
Seat #13
Succeeded by:
Sonia Sotomayor