Monday, December 25, 2017

Judge Thomas P. Griesa

SDNY is sad to announce the passing of Judge Thomas P. Griesa on December 24. Judge Griesa was appointed to the Court in 1972 by Richard Nixon. Judge Griesa served as Chief Judge from 1993 through 2000 and assumed Senior status in March 2000.   

Judge Thomas P. Griesa ,during Argentina Bonds hearing 2014

Statement from Chief Judge McMahon:
 

"Judge Griesa is one of the longest serving judges in Mother Court history. 

Judge Griesa leaves a legacy of many important decisions. But among the courthouse family, he will be particularly remembered as the Chief Judge who brought both the Moynihan and Brieant Courthouse construction projects to a successful conclusion -- a feat commemorated by the Board of Judges' decision to name its meeting room in his honor. 

He gave our court seven years of wise leadership, and he gave his country 45 years of devoted service. He was particularly proud that he and the other judges with whom he has served have been assiduously non-political"

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