Richard Daronco

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Richard Daronco
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   5/7/1987 - 5/21/1988
Preceded by:   Lee Gagliardi
Succeeded by:   Louis Freeh
Personal History
Born:   1931
Undergraduate:   Providence College (1953)
Law School:   Albany Law School (1956)



Richard Joseph Daronco (1931-1988) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and a justice on the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

In 1979, Daronco was nominated by New York Governor Hugh Carey for a position on the New York Supreme Court. He served there for eight years prior to nomination by President Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1987, to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Lee Gagliardi; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 7, 1987, and received commission the same day. He served until he was murdered[1] on May 21 of the next year.[2] Daronco was succeeded in this position by Louis Freeh.

Early life and education

  • Providence College, B.A., 1953
  • Albany Law School, LL.B., 1956[2]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Private, 1956-1958
  • Private practice, New York City, 1958-1959
  • Private practice, White Plains, New York, 1959-1971
  • Judge, Family Court of New York State, White Plains, New York, 1971-1974
  • Judge, Westchester County Court, New York, 1974-1979
  • Adjunct professor, Pace University School of Law, 1983-1988
  • Adjunct professor, Fordham University School of Law, 1983-1988[2]

Judicial career

Southern district of New York

In 1979, Daronco was nominated by New York Governor Hugh Carey for a position on the New York Supreme Court. He served there for eight years prior to nomination by President Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1987, to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Lee Gagliardi; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 7, 1987, and received commission the same day. He served until he was murdered[3] on May 21 of the next year.[2] Daronco was succeeded in this position by Louis Freeh.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Lee Gagliardi
Southern District of New York
1987–1988
Succeeded by:
Louis Freeh