Richard J. Daronco

Judge, Deceased Person

1931 – 1988


Who was Richard J. Daronco?

Richard Joseph Daronco was a federal judge in the United States.

Born in New York, New York, Daronco received a B.A. from Providence College in 1953. He received a LL.B. from Albany Law School in 1956, and was a private in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. He was in private practice in New York City from 1958 to 1959, and in White Plains, New York from 1959 to 1971. In 1971, Daronco began his judicial career as a Judge of the New York Family Court for Westchester County, on which he served from 1971 to 1974. Daronco served on the Westchester County Court from 1974 to 1979, and as a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court from 1979 to 1987. He was also an adjunct professor, Pace University School of Law from 1983 to 1988. He was an adjunct professor, Fordham University School of Law from 1983 to 1988.

On February 2, 1987, Daronco was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Lee P. Gagliardi. Daronco was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 7, 1987, and received his commission the same day.

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Aug 1, 1931
New York City
Also known as
  • Richard Daronco
  • Judge Richard J. Daronco
  • United States of America
  • Albany Law School
  • Providence College
May 21, 1988

on July 23, 2013


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