THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES NAOMI R. BUCHWALD AND DAVID N. HURD TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
The President today nominated Naomi R. Buchwald to be a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York and David N. Hurd to be a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of New York.
Judge Naomi R. Buchwald, of Larchmont, New York, has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York since 1980. Prior to becoming a Magistrate Judge, Judge Buchwald served for seven years in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, first as an Assistant, and then as Deputy Chief and Chief of the Civil Division. She received her B.A. degree from Brandeis University in 1965 and her LL.B. degree from Columbia University Law School in 1968. Following law school, she worked with the firm of Marshall, Bratter, Greene, Allison & Tucker from 1968 to 1973.
Judge David N. Hurd, of Rome, New York, is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York. Prior to his appointment as a Magistrate Judge, he practiced law at O'Shea, Griffin, Jones & McLaughlin for twenty-one years, first as an associate and then as a partner. Judge Hurd received his undergraduate degree in 1959 from Cornell University and his J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1963. Following law school, he was an associate with the law firm of Coughlin, Dermody, Ingalls & Guy from 1963 to 1964 and Abelove and Myers from 1964 to 1966. From 1966 to 1967, Judge Hurd worked part-time with the firm of Ferris, Kehoe, Tenney & Murnane, and part-time as an Assistant District Attorney for Oneida County.