William M. Skretny

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William Marion Skretny (born 1945) is a Senior United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Skretny received an A.B. from Canisius College in 1966, a J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 1969, and an LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1972. Fellow, Ford Foundation. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Illinois from 1971 to 1973. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Western District of New York from 1973 to 1975. He was a First assistant U.S. attorney of Western District of New York from 1975 to 1981. He was a Special counsel, Attorney General's Advocacy Institute, Washington, D.C. in 1979. He was a Staff attorney of Office of Special Prosecutor, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. in 1980. He was in private practice in Buffalo, New York from 1981 to 1983. He was a First deputy district attorney of Erie County, New York from 1983 to 1988. He was in private practice in Buffalo, New York from 1988 to 1990.

Skretny was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on June 12, 1990, to a seat vacated by John T. Curtin. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 3, 1990, and received his commission on August 7, 1990. He assumed senior status on March 8, 2015.

He is of Polish descent, and he and both his parents were active members of the Pulaski Association.[1]

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  1. http://ampoleagle.com/law-chief-judge-william-m-skretny-p3300-157.htm
Legal offices
Preceded by
John Thomas Curtin
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York
1990–2015
Succeeded by
seat vacant