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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 Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1929 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1929 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the 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.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1994-2001

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
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1998-2006

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

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


compress summary

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

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