Paul Peter Rao

Personal

Birthday: 
6/15/1899
Birthplace: 
Prizzi, Italy
Date of Death: 
11/30/1988
Place of Death: 
New York, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1917-1919
Assistant district attorney, New York County, New York, 1925-1927
Private practice, 1927-1941
Candidate for Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1941
Assistant attorney general in charge of customs, U.S. Department of Justice, 1941-1948

Nominated to U.S. Customs Court, May 3, 1948; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Customs Court, July 29, 1948; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

Fordham University School of Law

The mission of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service draws upon the Jesuit tradition of fostering social justice through education, research, and service. By building on its location in the economically, racially and culturally diverse environment of the greater New York City metropolitan region, the School seeks to provide outstanding social work education, guided by humanistic values and a global perspective, focusing on service to and research with individuals, families and groups, organizations, and communities. The School advocates for improving the quality of life for society's most vulnerable populations through teaching, practice, influencing policy, and the development and dissemination of knowledge.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1923

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Customs Court
President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
2/2/1949
Termination Date: 
11/1/1980
Termination Reason: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of International Trade
Court Name - Second: 

United States Court of International Trade

Commission Date - Second: 
11/1/1980
Termination Date - Second: 
11/30/1988
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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