Richard Paul Conaboy

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Richard Paul Conaboy
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
September 1, 1992
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
In office
1989–1992
Preceded by William Joseph Nealon Jr.
Succeeded by Sylvia H. Rambo
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
In office
July 24, 1979 – September 1, 1992
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded by A. Richard Caputo
Personal details
Born Richard Paul Conaboy
(1925-06-12) June 12, 1925 (age 93)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Education University of Scranton (B.A.)
Columbus School of Law (LL.B.)

Richard Paul Conaboy (born June 12, 1925)[1] is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Conaboy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Scranton in 1945 and was an Air Corps Sergeant in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947. He received a Bachelor of Laws from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in 1950 and was in private practice in Scranton from 1951 to 1962. He was a deputy state attorney general for the State Workman's Insurance Fund of Pennsylvania from 1953 to 1959. He was a hearing examiner of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board from 1959 to 1962. Conaboy then served as a judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania from 1962 to 1979, and was the president judge from 1978 to 1979.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 29, 1979 Conaboy was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 23, 1979 and received his commission on July 24, 1979. He served as Chief Judge from 1989 to 1992, assuming senior status on September 1, 1992. While serving in that capacity, he was the chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 1994 to 1998.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biographical Directory of the Federal Judiciary. Lanham, Maryland: Bernan Press. 2001. p. 443. ISBN 0890592586. 
  2. ^ a b Richard Paul Conaboy at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
1979–1992
Succeeded by
A. Richard Caputo
Preceded by
William Joseph Nealon Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
1989–1992
Succeeded by
Sylvia H. Rambo