John Emilio Sprizzo

Personal

Birthday: 
12/23/1934
Birthplace: 
Brooklyn, NY
Date of Death: 
12/16/2008
Place of Death: 
New York, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Attorney, Organized Crime Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1959-1963
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1963-1968; chief appellate attorney, 1965-1966; assistant chief, Criminal Division, 1966-1968
Associate professor of law, Fordham University, 1968-1972
Private practice, New York City, 1970-1981

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, June 2, 1980; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
St. John`s University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1956
Name of School - Second: 

St. John's University School of Law

St. John's University will empower diverse learners with quality education for life. Through innovative teaching, research and service we will foster rational, spirited inquiry and intelligent reflection. Our student-centered approach will be shaped by a caring, energized, nimble culture. Enlivened by our distinctive mission, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving global community. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, we will be known worldwide for addressing issues of poverty and social justice.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1959

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
9/28/1981
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/1/2000
Termination Date: 
12/16/2008
Termination Reason: 
Death
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