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Name Arcara, Richard Joseph
City Buffalo
State NY
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Arcara, Richard Joseph
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Arcara, Richard Joseph
Born 1940 in Buffalo, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 7, 1987, to a seat vacated by John T. Elfvin. Confirmed by the Senate on February 19, 1988, and received commission on February 22, 1988. Served as chief judge, 2003-2010. Assumed senior status on January 3, 2015.

Education:
St. Bonaventure University, B.A., 1962
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, Military Police Corps, 1966-1967
Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1968-1969
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of New York, 1969-1973
First assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of New York, 1973-1974
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, 1975-1981
District attorney, Erie County, New York, 1982-1988

compress summary

Case(s) EE-NY-0126 : EEOC v. Paul's Teacher's Pet
EE-NY-0236 : EEOC v. Sterling Jewelers Inc.
JC-NY-0032 : Williams v. Niagara County
JC-NY-0048 : Pritchard v. County of Erie
PC-NY-0019 : Blissett v. Coughlin


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