Thomas Buchanan

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Thomas Buchanan
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Court Information:
New York Supreme Court 4th Judicial District
Title:   Judge
Active:   2013-2026
Personal History
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   SUNY at Albany, 1993
Law School:   Albany Law School, 1998
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  4th District Supreme Court
State:  New York
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  No
Election date:  11/6/2012
Election vote:  10.51%ApprovedA

Thomas Buchanan is a judge on the Supreme Court 4th Judicial District in New York. He was elected to the court in 2012 to a term expiring in 2026.


Buchanan received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993 and his J.D. from Albany Law School in 1998.[1]


Prior to joining the court, Buchanan was an attorney at the firm Hacker Murphy LLP.[2][1]

Awards and associations

  • Former chairman, Schenectady County Republican Party[2]
  • Member, Justinian Honor Society
  • Member, Albany County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, Capital District Trial Lawyers Association[1]

2012 election

Buchanan was one of eight candidates running for four seats in the general election. Buchanan won 10.51% of the vote in the general election.[3][4][5]

See also: New York judicial elections, 2012

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