Anthony John Travia
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York|
July 17, 1968 – November 30, 1974
|Appointed by||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Preceded by||Matthew T. Abruzzo|
|Succeeded by||George C. Pratt|
Anthony John Travia
February 26, 1911
|Died||December 7, 1993 (aged 82)|
Poughkeepsie, New York
|Education||St. John's University School of Law (LL.B.)|
Anthony John Travia (February 26, 1911 – December 7, 1993) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Education and career
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Travia received a Bachelor of Laws from St. John's University School of Law in 1932. He was in private practice of law in New York from 1933 to 1968. He was a Member of the New York State Assembly from 1943 to 1946 and from 1948 to 1968.
State assembly and other political service
On November 2, 1943, he was elected as a Democrat to the New York State Assembly (Kings Co., 22nd D.), to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Corcoran. He was re-elected in 1944, and remained in the Assembly until 1946, sitting in the 164th and 165th New York State Legislatures.
Travia was again a member of the State Assembly from 1949 to 1968, sitting in the 167th, 168th, 169th, 170th, 171st, 172nd, 173rd, 174th, 175th, 176th and 177th New York State Legislatures; and was Minority Leader from 1959 to 1964, and Speaker of the New York State Assembly from 1965 to 1968. He was President of the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1967.
Travia is the author of Travia Leave, Law 3107 of the NYS Education Law, which specifies that public employees who are members of a retirement system "…shall upon application be granted a retirement leave with full pay consisting of one half of their accumulated unused sick leave up to a maximum of one semester."
Federal judicial service
Travia was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 25, 1968, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York vacated by Judge Matthew T. Abruzzo. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 24, 1968, and received his commission on July 17, 1968. His service was terminated on November 30, 1974, due to his resignation.
Post judicial service and death
Following his resignation from the federal bench, Travia returned to the private practice of law in New York until his death. He died on December 7, 1993, at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.
In 1935, Travia married Rita A. Sorrentino and they had two sons.
- "Travia, Anthony John - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- "New York Consolidated Laws, Education Law - EDN § 3107". Findlaw. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
- "Anthony J. Travia Sr., Assembly Speaker, 82". The New York Times. December 9, 1993. Retrieved 2014-12-29.
Anthony J. Travia Sr., a former Speaker of the New York State Assembly and a retired United States District Court judge, died on Tuesday at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was 82.