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Richard J. Cardamone

Richard Cardamone
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Assumed office
November 13, 1993
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
October 29, 1981 – November 13, 1993
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by William Mulligan
Succeeded by José Cabranes
Personal details
Born 1925 (age 89–90)
Utica, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Harvard University
Syracuse University

Richard J. Cardamone (born 1925) was a United States federal judge.

Early life and career

Born in Utica, New York, Cardamone was in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946, then received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1948 and an LL.B. from Syracuse University College of Law in 1952. He then entered private practice in Utica, until 1962.

Judicial service

In 1962, Cardamone began his judicial career by gaining election to the New York State Supreme Court, serving as a Justice from 1963 to 1981.

On October 1, 1981, Cardamone was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated by William Hughes Mulligan. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 29, 1981, and received his commission the same day. Cardamone assumed senior status on November 13, 1993.

Reported Decisions

Cardamone began his opinion in Demoret v. Zegarelli, 451 F.3d 140 (2d Cir. 2006) by whimsically noting a defendant's connection to a classic American short story:


Legal offices
Preceded by
William Mulligan
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Succeeded by
José Cabranes
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