Anthony J. Travia

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Anthony John Travia
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
In office
July 17, 1968 – November 30, 1974
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byMatthew T. Abruzzo
Succeeded byGeorge C. Pratt
Personal details
Born
Anthony John Travia

(1911-02-26)February 26, 1911
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
DiedDecember 7, 1993(1993-12-07) (aged 82)
Poughkeepsie, New York
Political partyDemocratic
EducationSt. John's University School of Law (LL.B.)

Anthony John Travia (February 26, 1911 – December 7, 1993) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Travia received a Bachelor of Laws from St. John's University School of Law in 1932. He was in private practice of law in New York from 1933 to 1968. He was a Member of the New York State Assembly from 1943 to 1946 and from 1948 to 1968.[1]

State assembly and other political service[edit]

On November 2, 1943, he was elected as a Democrat to the New York State Assembly (Kings Co., 22nd D.), to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Corcoran.[citation needed] He was re-elected in 1944, and remained in the Assembly until 1946, sitting in the 164th and 165th New York State Legislatures.[citation needed]

Travia was again a member of the State Assembly from 1949 to 1968, sitting in the 167th, 168th, 169th, 170th, 171st, 172nd, 173rd, 174th, 175th, 176th and 177th New York State Legislatures; and was Minority Leader from 1959 to 1964, and Speaker of the New York State Assembly from 1965 to 1968.[citation needed] He was President of the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1967.[citation needed]

Notable legislation[edit]

Travia is the author of Travia Leave, Law 3107 of the NYS Education Law, which specifies that public employees who are members of a retirement system "…shall upon application be granted a retirement leave with full pay consisting of one half of their accumulated unused sick leave up to a maximum of one semester."[citation needed]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Travia was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 25, 1968, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York vacated by Judge Matthew T. Abruzzo. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 24, 1968, and received his commission on July 17, 1968. His service was terminated on November 30, 1974, due to his resignation.[1]

Post judicial service and death[edit]

Following his resignation from the federal bench, Travia returned to the private practice of law in New York until his death.[1] He died on December 7, 1993 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.[2]

Personal[edit]

In 1935, Travia married Rita A. Sorrentino and they had two sons.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Travia, Anthony John - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ a b "Anthony J. Travia Sr., Assembly Speaker, 82". The New York Times. December 9, 1993. Retrieved 2014-12-29. Anthony J. Travia Sr., a former Speaker of the New York State Assembly and a retired United States District Court judge, died on Tuesday at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was 82.

Further reading[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
James A. Corcoran
New York State Assembly Kings County, 22nd District
1944–1946
Succeeded by
Joseph M. Soviero
Preceded by
Joseph M. Soviero
New York State Assembly Kings County, 22nd District
1949–1965
Succeeded by
District abolished
Preceded by
District established
New York State Assembly 38th District
1966–1968
Succeeded by
Vito P. Battista
Political offices
Preceded by
Eugene F. Bannigan
Minority Leader of the New York State Assembly
1959–1964
Succeeded by
George L. Ingalls
Preceded by
Joseph F. Carlino
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1965–1968
Succeeded by
Moses M. Weinstein (Acting)
Legal offices
Preceded by
Matthew T. Abruzzo
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
1968–1974
Succeeded by
George C. Pratt