Michael Anthony Telesca

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Michael Anthony Telesca (born 1929) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Rochester, New York, Telesca received a B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1952 and an LL.B. from the University of Buffalo Law School in 1955. He was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1957. He was in private practice in Rochester, New York from 1957 to 1972. He was a judge on the Surrogate Court, Monroe County, New York from 1973 to 1982.

On March 11, 1982, Telesca was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of New York vacated by Harold P. Burke. Telesca was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 20, 1982, and received his commission on April 21, 1982. He served as chief judge from 1989 to 1995, assuming senior status on May 3, 1996.

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