(Biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf, April 2007
Born 9/17/1938, in Johnson City, NY.Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of New York.
Nominated by President Ronald Reagan (Republican) on 01/29/1986; confirmed by the Senate on 03/03/1986; received judicial commission on 03/04/1986.
Served as Chief Judge from 01/01/1993 to 01/01/2000.
Assumed senior status on 09/17/2003.
As of April 2007, when this biographical material was gathered, Judge McAvoy remained on the federal bench. Education
Villanova University, A.B., 1960.
Albany Law School, J.D., 1964.Non-judicial Career
Private practice, Binghamton, New York, 1964-1985
Member, Broome County Legislature, Binghamton, New York, 1971-1986