The operations of New York State courts in 57 counties outside of
New York City will now be supervised by a St. Lawrence University graduate.
Jan Plumadore '64, of Saranac Lake, New York, has been appointed to replace outgoing Deputy Chief Administrative
Judge Joseph Traficanti Jr. He has been in charge of the state's Fourth Judicial
District, which includes St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren,
Washington, Fulton, Saratoga, Montgomery and Schenectady counties.
Plumadore was elected to his first state Supreme Court term in 1987, after
serving for a decade as a Franklin County judge and Surrogate's and Family
Court judge. He also served two terms on the Franklin County Board of
Supervisors and served as a captain in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, where
he won the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Medal of Honor.
The judge is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, St. Lawrence University
and Albany Law School. Plumadore earned his St. Lawrence degree in psychology,
was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the football team, and participated
in the ROTC program on campus. He is a former Franklin County Republican Committee
chairman and a member of the Lake Placid 1980 Olympic Organizing Committee.
Posted: April 23, 2004