Richard Joseph Arcara

Personal

Birthday: 
1940
Birthplace: 
Buffalo, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army captain, Military Police Corps, 1966-1967
Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1968-1969
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of New York, 1969-1973
First assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of New York, 1973-1974
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, 1975-1981
District attorney, Erie County, New York, 1982-1988

Education

Name of School: 
St. Bonaventure University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1962
Name of School - Second: 

Villanova University School of Law

Villanova is rooted in the Catholic tradition that emphasizes the unique value of individual human lives and our endowment with free will. It inspires us to provide a professional education emphasizing honesty, integrity, and responsibility. This aspect of the tradition is embodied in St. Thomas More, whose figure graces the main entrance in Garey Hall, and whose principled resistance to corruption has been an exemplar of integrity for centuries. Respect for human dignity is also embodied in our commitment to service. Students are taught that pro bono legal service to the poor should be part of their careers, both as students and as lawyers. This aspect of our tradition is embodied in St. Ives, who taught that a lawyer's vocation must include a sense of responsibility for the poor. His figure stands next to that of St. Thomas More at our entrance.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1965

Judicial Career

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

New York Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
2/22/1988
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/3/2015
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