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Joseph DiFede, Italian, American judge. Bar: New York 1938. Recipient Medal of Freedom, 1947. Active local and state Democratic Organization, 1933-1987. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (house delegations), New York Athletic Club, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

DiFede, Joseph was born on December 8, 1909 in Sicily, Italy. Son of Alfonso and Concetta (Incardona) DiF.

Education

Bachelor, University Rochester, 1933. Master of Arts, University Rochester, 1998. Bachelor of Laws, St. John's University, 1938.

Juris Doctor, St. John's University, 1940.

Career

Member New York Assembly, Albany, 1935. Referee Department Labor, New York City, 1936-1944. Chairman New York State Labor Relations Board, 1955-1962.

Professor law New York Law School, 1962-1988. Justice civil court New York City, 1968-1971. Justice New York State Supreme Court, 1972-1987.

Private practice, 1942-1955, 62-70. Arbitrator, mediator New York City Office Collective Bargaining, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1938.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Active local and state Democratic Organization, 1933-1987. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (house delegations), New York Athletic Club, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, bridge, tennis.

Connections

Married Erma Carnosale, June 16, 1937. 1 child, Ann C. Crawshaw.

father:
Alfonso DiF.

mother:
Concetta (Incardona) DiF.

spouse:
Erma Carnosale

child:
Ann C. Crawshaw DiFede