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Joseph King West

Joseph King West, American judge. Bar: Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962, New York 1962, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1974. Board directors St. Joseph's Medical Center; advisory board Yonkers Big. Brothers/Big Sisters. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1952-1956. Member Westchester County Bar Association, Yonkers Lawyers Association, Alpha Phi Alpha.

Background

  • West, Joseph King was born on September 11, 1929 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Son of Ralph and Nellie (Brown) West.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Howard University, Washington, 1952. Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, 1961.

    Career

    • Assistant Corporate Counsel City of Yonkers, New York, 1964-1965. Assistant district attorney Prospective Office, White Plains, 1965-1982. City court judge Yonkers City Court, 1983-1984.

      County court judge Westchester Judicial Court, White Plains, 1985-1999. Supervising judge Criminal Courts 9th Judicial District Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties, 1991-1998. State supreme court justice State of New York, since 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962, New York 1962, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1974.

    Membership

    Board directors St. Joseph's Medical Center. Advisory board Yonkers Big. Brothers/Big Sisters.

    1st lieutenant United States Army, 1952-1956. Member Westchester County Bar Association, Yonkers Lawyers Association, Alpha Phi Alpha.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sports, walking, tennis, piano.

    Connections

    • Married Shirley Arvene Gray, July 3, 1954. Children: Rebecca, Joseph K.
    • father: Ralph West
    • mother: Nellie (Brown) West
    • spouse: Shirley Arvene Gray
    • children: Rebecca West
    • Joseph K. West
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