Richard Arcara

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Richard Arcara
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Approval vote:   Unanimous
Active:   2/22/1988-Present
Chief:   2003-2010
Preceded by:   John Elfvin
Personal History
Born:   1940
Hometown:   Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate:   St. Bonaventure University, 1962
Law School:   Villanova University Law, 1965
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1966-1967

Richard J. Arcara is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. He joined the court in 1988 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Arcara served as the chief judge between 2003 and 2010. Prior to joining the court, he was the Erie County District Attorney.[1]

Education

Arcara graduated from St. Bonaventure with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and graduated from Villanova Law with his J.D. in 1965.[1]

Military service

Arcara served as a U.S. Army Captain in the Military Police Corps between 1966 and 1967.[1]

Professional career

Arcara started his legal career as a private practice attorney from 1968 to 1969. Next, he joined the U.S. Attorney's Office, first as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York from 1969 to 1973 and later became first Assistant U.S. attorney. In 1975, Arcara before being nominated by President Gerald Ford as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York from 1975 to 1981 before becoming Erie County district attorney from 1982 to 1988.[1]

Judicial career

Western District of New York

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, Arcara was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on August 7, 1987, to a seat vacated by Judge John Elfvin. Arcara was confirmed by the Senate on February 19, 1988, on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on February 22, 1988.[2] Arcara served as the chief judge of the court between 2003 and 2010.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Elfvin
Western District of New York
1988–Current
Succeeded by:
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