Lawrence E. Kahn

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Lawrence E. Kahn
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Assumed office
August 1, 2007
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
August 1, 1996 – August 1, 2007
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Neal Peters McCurn
Succeeded by Glenn T. Suddaby
Personal details
Born Lawrence E. Kahn
(1937-12-08) December 8, 1937 (age 79)
Troy, New York
Education Union College A.B.
Harvard Law School J.D.
Oxford University

Lawrence E. Kahn (born December 8, 1937) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Troy, New York, Kahn graduated from Union College with an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1959 and Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1962. He studied at Oxford University and then practiced law with his brother in Albany, New York, from 1963 to 1973. Originally a Democrat allied with Daniel P. O'Connell and Erastus Corning 2nd, Kahn was Albany's Assistant Corporation Counsel from 1963 to 1968. After the Democratic Party in Albany County was not receptive to his desire to become a judge, Kahn switched parties. As a Republican he served as Albany County Surrogate Court Judge from 1973 to 1979. In 1980 Kahn became a Justice of the New York Supreme Court, and he served until 1996.

Federal judicial service[edit]

He was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York by President Bill Clinton on April 18, 1996, to the seat vacated by Neal Peters McCurn. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 16, 1996 and received his commission on August 1, 1996. Kahn assumed senior status on August 1, 2007.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Neal Peters McCurn
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
1996–2007
Succeeded by
Glenn T. Suddaby