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Pettine, Raymond James
Born July 6, 1912, in Providence, RI
Died November 17, 2003, in Dallas, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 13, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 1966, and received commission on June 29, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1971-1982. Assumed senior status on July 6, 1982. Service terminated on November 17, 2003, due to death.

Boston University School of Law, LL.B., 1937
Boston University School of Law, LL.M., 1940

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1941-1946
U.S. Army Reserve, 1946-1966
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1946-1961
Special counsel to the attorney general, State of Rhode Island, 1948-1952
Assistant attorney general, State of Rhode Island, 1952-1961
U.S. attorney for the District of Rhode Island, 1961-1966
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