Joseph Carmine Zavatt

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Joseph Carmine Zavatt (September 19, 1900 - August 31, 1985) was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Born in Lawrence, New York, Zavatt received a B.A. from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1922 and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1924. He served as a United States Army Private from 1918 to 1919.

He was in private practice of law in Nassau County, New York from 1927 to 1957. From 1930-1933, he also instructed at the New York University School of Business Administration. Then from 1948-1953 he was a Counsel on the New York State Legislature.

He was nominated to the court by Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 21, 1957, to a seat vacated by Clarence G. Galston, confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 1957, and received his commission on August 7, 1957. He served as chief judge from 1962 to 1969. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1970 and his service terminated on August 31, 1985, due to death.

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