Eugene M. Fahey

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Eugene M. Fahey
Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
Assumed office
February 9, 2015
Appointed byAndrew Cuomo
Preceded byRobert S. Smith
Personal details
Born (1951-09-01) September 1, 1951 (age 67)
Buffalo, New York
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity at Buffalo (BA, JD, M.A.) [1]

Eugene M. Fahey (born September 1, 1951) is an American judge who has served as an Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals since 2015.[2][3]

Born in Buffalo, New York, Fahey attended St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in the Town of Tonawanda, and received a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1974, and was elected to the Buffalo Common Council, serving from 1978 to 1983. He received a Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo Law School in 1984,[3] and was then a law clerk to New York Court of Claims Judge Edgar C. NeMoyer before entering private practice in 1985.[3] Fahey again served on the Buffalo Common Council from 1988 to 1994, and ran for Mayor of Buffalo in 1993, but was defeated in the Democratic primary by nearly a two-to-one margin by Anthony Masiello.[4] Fahey remained in the race as the Conservative Party candidate, but did not actively campaign, and received only a small proportion of the vote in the general election, also won by Masiello.[4]

Fahey then turned his efforts to judicial service, winning election to the New York Supreme Court in 1996. He was re-elected in 2010, and was nominated to the New York Court of Appeals by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2015, and unanimously confirmed by the New York State Senate on February 9, 2015.[3]


  1. ^ "On Fahey's path to Court of Appeals 'he got better as he went along'". Buffalo News. 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  2. ^ James C. McKinley Jr. (2015-01-15). "Cuomo Selects Another Democrat for New York's Highest Court". Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  3. ^ a b c d "Honorable Eugene M. Fahey". 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  4. ^ a b Michael F. Rizzo, Genevieve M. Kenyon, Through the Mayors' Eyes: Buffalo, New York 1832-2005 (2005), p. 368.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert S. Smith
Associate Justice of the New York Court of Appeals