Neal Peters McCurn (April 6, 1926 – September 7, 2014) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Neal Peters McCurn
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
April 6, 1993 – September 7, 2014
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
1988–1993
Preceded byHoward G. Munson
Succeeded byThomas James McAvoy
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
In office
November 2, 1979 – April 6, 1993
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded bySeat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded byLawrence E. Kahn
Personal details
Born
Neal Peters McCurn

(1926-04-06)April 6, 1926
Syracuse, New York
DiedSeptember 7, 2014(2014-09-07) (aged 88)
Syracuse, New York
EducationSyracuse University (A.B.)
Syracuse University College of Law (LL.B.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Syracuse, New York, McCurn received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Syracuse University in 1950. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Syracuse University College of Law in 1952. He served in the United States Naval Reserve as a Cadet-Midshipman from 1944 to 1946. He was in private practice of law in Syracuse from 1952 to 1979. He was the President of the City of Syracuse Common Council in New York from 1968 to 1979.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

McCurn was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on September 28, 1979, to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979, and received his commission on November 2, 1979. He served as Chief Judge from 1988 to 1993.[1] He assumed senior status on April 6, 1993, serving in that status until his death on September 7, 2014, in Syracuse.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Neal Peters McCurn at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Retired Federal Judge Neal McCurn, of Syracuse, Dies" syracuse.com, September 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "Neal P. McCurn's Obituary on Syracuse Post Standard". Syracuse Post Standard.

SourcesEdit

Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
1979–1993
Succeeded by
Lawrence E. Kahn
Preceded by
Howard G. Munson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
1988–1993
Succeeded by
Thomas James McAvoy