John Thomas Elfvin

Personal

Birthday: 
6/30/1917
Birthplace: 
Montour Falls, NY
Date of Death: 
1/6/2009
Place of Death: 
Lancaster, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy electrical engineer, Bureau of Ships, 1943-1946
Law clerk, Hon. E. Barrett Prettyman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1947-1948
Private practice, New York City, 1948-1951
Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1951-1955, 1958-1969, 1970-1972
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of New York, 1955-1958
Member, Erie County [New York] Board of Supervisors, 1962-1965
Member, Buffalo [New York] Common Council, 1966-1969
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1969
U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, 1972-1975

Education

Name of School: 
Cornell University
Degree: 
B.E.E.
Degree Year: 
1942
Name of School - Second: 

Georgetown University Law Center

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1947

Judicial Career

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

New York Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Gerald Ford
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/21/1974
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/1/1987
Termination Date: 
1/6/2009
Termination Reason: 
Death
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