History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Boyle, Francis Joseph
Born June 14, 1927, in Providence, RI
Died September 11, 2006, in Newport, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 2, 1977, to a seat vacated by Edward William Day. Confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 1977, and received commission on July 1, 1977. Served as chief judge, 1982-1992. Assumed senior status on December 1, 1992. Service terminated on September 11, 2006, due to death.

Education:
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1952

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1945-1946
Private practice, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1953
Private practice, Newport, Rhode Island, 1953-1977

 

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