Frank X. Altimari

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Frank Xavier Altimari
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
January 1, 1996 – July 19, 1998
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
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
In office
December 10, 1982 – December 23, 1985
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Edward Raymond Neaher
Succeeded by Reena Raggi
Personal details
Born Frank Xavier Altimari
(1928-09-24)September 24, 1928
Queens, New York
Died July 19, 1998(1998-07-19) (aged 69)
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.

Education[edit]

Born in Queens, New York, Altimari attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Brooklyn Law School in 1951.[1]

Early career[edit]

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.[1]

State judicial service[edit]

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.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Altimari, Frank X. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  2. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (21 July 1998). "Frank X. Altimari, 69, Judge Who Affirmed Ban on Begging" – via NYTimes.com. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Raymond Neaher
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
1982–1985
Succeeded by
Reena Raggi
Preceded by
Ellsworth Van Graafeiland
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1985–1996
Succeeded by
Rosemary S. Pooler