Frank X. Altimari
|Frank Xavier Altimari|
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit|
January 1, 1996 – July 19, 1998
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit|
December 17, 1985 – January 1, 1996
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Ellsworth Van Graafeiland|
|Succeeded by||Rosemary S. Pooler|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York|
December 10, 1982 – December 23, 1985
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Edward Raymond Neaher|
|Succeeded by||Reena Raggi|
|Born||Frank Xavier Altimari
September 24, 1928
Queens, New York
|Died||July 19, 1998
Old Westbury, New York
|Education||St. Francis College
Brooklyn Law School (LL.B.)
Frank Xavier Altimari (September 4, 1928 – July 19, 1998) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
He served as an attorney in private practice in Jamaica, New York from 1951 to 1965. During this period, he also was a law professor at St. Francis College from 1954 to 1963, and served on the school board in Westbury, New York from 1963 to 1965.
State judicial service
Altimari's judicial career began when he was elected to the Nassau County District Court in 1965. After serving on that court for four years, he was elected to the Nassau County Court for a term beginning in 1970 and then as a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court (the trial court of New York), on which he served from 1974 to 1982. He also again taught at St. Francis College from 1972 to 1973.
Federal judicial service
On November 23, 1982, President Ronald Reagan nominated Altimari to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York vacated by Judge Edward R. Neaher. Altimari was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 10, 1982, and received his commission the same day.
Reagan nominated Altimari on October 23, 1985 to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated by Judge Ellsworth Van Graafeiland. Altimari was again confirmed by the Senate, on December 16, 1985, and received his commission the following day. Altimari served as an active judge of the Second Circuit for ten years, from 1985 to 1995. He assumed senior status on January 1, 1996 and died of brain cancer on July 19, 1998 in Old Westbury, New York.
- "Altimari, Frank X. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (21 July 1998). "Frank X. Altimari, 69, Judge Who Affirmed Ban on Begging" – via NYTimes.com.
- Frank X. Altimari at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Edward Raymond Neaher
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Ellsworth Van Graafeiland
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Rosemary S. Pooler
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