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Eugene F. Pigott Jr.

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Appointed by  Governor Pataki
Succeeded by  Henry J. Scudder
Preceded by  George Bundy Smith
Appointed by  Governor Pataki

Appointed by  Governor Pataki
Name  Eugene Pigott,
Preceded by  M. Delores Denman
Role  Judge
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Education  Le Moyne College, University at Buffalo Law School

Eugene F. Pigott Jr. (born September 27, 1946) is a judge on the New York Court of Appeals. Judge Pigott was appointed to the court by Republican Governor George Pataki in 2006 for a 14-year term. His current term expires in 2016.



He graduated with a B.A. from LeMoyne College in 1968. Judge Pigott served on active duty in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970. He was stationed in the Republic of Vietnam, serving as a Vietnamese interpreter. He graduated with a J.D. from SUNY at Buffalo School of Law in 1973.

Legal experience

Judge Pigott was in private practice from 1974 to 1982. In 1982 he was appointed Erie County Attorney and served in that position until 1986. In 1986 he returned to private practice.

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On February 4, 1997, he was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court by Governor George E. Pataki and thereafter was elected to a full 14-year term.

In 1998 he was designated to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial Department by Governor Pataki. He served as Presiding Justice from February 16, 2000 until his appointment to the Court of Appeals.

His selection for a 14-year term to New York State's Court of Appeals, also by Governor Pataki, was confirmed by the New York State Senate in 2006.

Personal life

He and his wife Peggy live on Grand Island, New York. They have two children.


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