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Name Keenan, John Fontaine
City New York
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:

Keenan, John Fontaine
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Keenan, John Fontaine
Born 1929 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 13, 1983, to a seat vacated by Lloyd F. MacMahon. Confirmed by the Senate on September 20, 1983, and received commission on September 20, 1983. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1996.

Education:
Manhattan College, B.B.A., 1951
Fordham University School of Law, LL.B., 1954

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1954-1956
Private practice, New York City, 1956
Assistant district attorney, New York County, New York, 1956-1976; in charge of Supreme Court Bureau, 1968-1969; in charge of Homicide Bureau, 1970-1973; administrative assistant district attorney in charge of trials, 1974;
   chief assistant district attorney, 1974-1976
Chief assistant district attorney, Queen's County, New York, 1973
Deputy attorney general/special prosecutor of corruption, State of New York, 1976-1979
Chairman/president, New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation, 1979-1982
Criminal justice coordinator, New York City, 1982-1983

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, July 21, 1983; no Senate vote
Research Collections

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Case(s) JC-NY-0037 : Kaufman v. Rivera
PC-NY-0016 : Giles v. Coughlin


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