THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES THREE U.S. DISTRICT JUDGES FOR NEW YORK
President Clinton today announced three nominees to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Frederick Block, John Gleeson and Allyne R. Ross.
"These three individuals have demonstrated a profound commitment to the law," the President said. "I know they will be of great service to the State of New York and to this Nation."
Frederic Block, 58, currently a partner with the law firm of Block, Amelkin & Hamburger in Smithtown, has practiced law in New York since 1961. He also has served as a law clerk for the Appellate Division of the State of New York. Block earned his B.A. degree from Indiana University and his J.D. degree from Cornell University Law School. He and his wife, Estelle Block, have two grown children and live in Port Jefferson, New York.
John Gleeson, 41, has served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York since 1985. Previously, he worked as an associate with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and as a law clerk to the Honorable Boyce F. Martin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Gleeson earned his B.A. degree from Georgetown University and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Gleeson and his wife, Susan Ann Gleeson, have one child and live in Brooklyn, New York.
Allyne R. Ross, 48, has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York since 1986. From 1976 to 1986, Ross served as Assistant United States Attorney and then Chief of the Appeals Division for the Eastern District of New York. Ross has also worked as an associate with the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and as a staff attorney with the Boston Legal Assistance Project. She earned her B.A. degree from Wellesley College and her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. Ross and her husband, Joel Henry Goldberg, have one child and live in Scarsdale, New York.