|Henry J. Scudder|
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|Current Court Information:|
|New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division|
|Appointed by:||Gov. George Pataki|
|Past post:||New York Supreme Court Justice, Appellate Division|
|Law School:||University of Tennessee Law School|
|Military service:||Army National Guard|
Henry J. Scudder is the presiding judge on the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department. Governor Pataki appointed him to this position on November 17, 2006. He joined the Fourth Department of the Appellate Division in 1999. His current term on the Supreme Court expires on December 31, 2010 but he is running for re-election.
Judge Scudder ran for re-election to the Supreme Court in 2010 and defeated Stephen J. Lynch in the general election.   Scudder was given a "Highly Qualified" rating by the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commissions for the 7th District.
Judge Scudder graduated from Stetson University in 1966 and from the University of Tennessee Law School in 1969. He then served in the Army National Guard until the early 1970s. He is now married and has one adult daughter.
Judge Scudder worked as a private practice lawyer in Bath, NY from 1970 to 1981. He began working in general practice with Peter Gledhill and later joined the law firm Scudder, McCarthy and Plaskov as a partner. During this time, he also served as a part-time Assistant District Attorney (1972-1977) and First Assistant District Attorney (1977-1979) for Steuben County. In 1982, he became a Steuben County Surrogate Court judge. He held this position until 1996, when he was elected to the New York Supreme Court 7th Judicial District.
- Official New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department website
- Vote Up! New York, "Race for state Supreme Court Justice: Henry Scudder vs. Stephen J. Lynch," October 22, 2010
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Judge Scudder named presiding justice of Appellate Division, Fourth", Daily Record, Nov. 21, 2006
- ↑ Rochester Homepage, "Supreme Court Seat to Republican Henry Scudder," November 2, 2010
- ↑ Judge Scudder's Re-election website
- ↑ 7th District Commission Candidate ratings
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "Presiding Judge Scudder gets ready for new role", Tara E. Buck of the Daily Record, Nov. 27, 2006
- ↑ Official Biography Justice Henry Scudder