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John Thomas Elfvin

Biography of John Thomas Elfvin

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Elfvin
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: Thomas
  • Date of Birth: June , 30 , 1917
  • Place of Birth (POB): Montour Falls , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: January , 6 , 2009
  • Place of Death (POD): Lancaster , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Thomas Elfvin Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Gerald Ford ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/09/1974
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Henderson , John O.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/09/1974
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 12/19/1974
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/20/1974
  • Commission Date: 12/21/1974
  • Retirement from Active Service: 07/01/1987
  • Date of Termination: 01/06/2009
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John Thomas Elfvin in the Law School

  • Name of School: Cornell University
  • Degree: B.E.E.
  • Law Degree Year: 1942

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center)
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1947

John Thomas Elfvin Career Path


  • 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


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