Howard A. Levine, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, was born in Troy, New York, on March 4, 1932.
He was educated in the Schenectady Public School System. Received his B.A., Yale University, 1953, and LL.B., Yale University, 1956, the same year he was admitted to the New York State Bar.
He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Schenectady County, 1961-1966. He was elected Schenectady County District Attorney in November, 1966 and served in that post until 1970. He was elected Schenectady County Family Court Judge and served on that bench until 1980; in 1981, he was elected Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, and in 1982 was named Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department, a post he held until he was appointed Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals August 13, 1993 by Governor Mario M. Cuomo, confirmed by the State Senate, and sworn in September 8, 1993. He and his wife, Barbara, have three children.