Gary L. Sharpe

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Gary Sharpe
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Assumed office
January 1, 2016
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
December 16, 2011 – August 31, 2015
Preceded by Norman A. Mordue
Succeeded by Glenn T. Suddaby
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
January 29, 2004 – January 1, 2016
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Thomas James McAvoy
Succeeded by vacant
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
1997–2004
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 68–69)
Cortland, New York, U.S.
Alma mater University at Buffalo
Cornell Law School

Gary Lawrence Sharpe (born 1947) is a Senior district court judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. Judge Sharpe graduated from the University at Buffalo with a B.A. in 1971 and Cornell Law School with a J.D. in 1974. He was United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York from 1992 to 1994. He was nominated to the court by George W. Bush on April 28, 2003, to a seat vacated by Thomas J. McAvoy, confirmed by the Senate on January 28, 2004, and received his commission on January 29, 2004. He served as Chief Judge from December 16, 2011 until August 31, 2015. He assumed senior status on January 1, 2016.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Norman A. Mordue
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Glenn T. Suddaby
Preceded by
Thomas James McAvoy
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
2004–2016
Vacant