McLaughlin, Joseph M.
JUDGE Joseph M. McLaughlin was appointed U.S. circuit judge on October 17, 1990 and entered duty the next day.
McLaughlin received an LL.B. from Fordham Law School, and an LL.M from New York University Law School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57.
McLaughlin served as dean of Fordham Law School from 1971 to 1981, and was chairman of the New York State Law Revision Commission from 1975 to 1982.
He was a U.S. district judge from the Eastern District of New York from 1981 to 1990, and also an adjunct professor at St. John's School of Law from 1982 to 1997.
A first generation Irish American whose roots lie in Co. Longford, McLaughlin is married to the former Frances Lynch and has four children, Mary Jo, Joseph, Matthew and Andrew.
Only three people have given the address at the annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick New York dinner more than once -- William Hughes Mulligan, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin.
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