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Saverio Samuel Di Falco, Italian judge. Recipient Benjamin N. Cardozo award Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, 1970, Rapallo award Columbian Lawyers Association, 1966, Interfaith Achievement award American Jewish Committee, 1972.


Falco, Saverio Samuel Di was born on July 26, 1906 in Italy. Son of Antonino and Rose (Bonanno) Di Falco.


Came to the United States, 1907, naturalized, 1909. Bachelor of Commercial Science, New York University, 1928. Bachelor of Laws, 1930.


Admitted to New York state bar, 1930. Attorney for United States Government, 1935-1939. Member City Council, New York City, 1941-1948.

Justice Supreme Court, 1st Judicial Department, 1948-1956. Surrogate Surrogate’s Court, New York City, 1956-1978, administrative judge, 1967-1978. National chairman National Italian-American League to Combat Defamation, Inc., 1959-1978.

Delaware, New York State Constitutional Convention, 1967. Board of directors Verrazzano College Foundation, Italian Hospital. Trustee New York Institute Technology.

Chairman of the Board Governors Columbus Citizens Committee, Young Mens Philanthropic. Member of advisory board Columbus Hospital.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, National College Probate Judges, New York State Surrogates Association (chairman), New York University Law Alumni Association (director), American Justinian Society of Jurists (director, president 1974).


Married Emma G. Sutera, November 22, 1936. Children: Anthony, Elisa.

Antonino Falco

Rose (Bonanno) Di Falco

Emma G. Sutera

Anthony Falco

Elisa Falco