THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NOMINATES TWO TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
The President today nominated Richard L. Young to serve as a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Indiana and Charles J. Siragusa to serve as a United States District Court Judge for the Western District of New York.
Richard L. Young, 44, is currently a judge on the Vanderburgh Circuit Court. He received his college degree from Drake University (1975) and his law degree from George Mason University (1980). After law school, he worked as a partner in the Indiana law firm of Hayes and Young (1980-90). In addition, he served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Evansville (1985-87) and was a part-time Public Defender in the Vanderburgh Circuit Court (1983-85). He was elected to the Vanderburgh Circuit Court in 1990.
Mr. Charles J. Siragusa, 49, is currently a New York State Supreme Court Justice, Seventh Judicial District. A native of New York, he received his college degree, cum laude, from LeMoyne College (1969) and his law degree from Albany Law School (1976). After law school, he worked as an Assistant District Attorney with the Monroe County District Attorney's Office (1977-92); and he was elected to the state trial bench in 1993.