History of the Federal Judiciary


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Torruella, Juan R.
Born 1933 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
Nominated by Gerald Ford on November 18, 1974, to a seat vacated by Hiram R. Cancio. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1974, and received commission on December 20, 1974. Served as chief judge, 1982-1984. Service terminated on October 30, 1984, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 1, 1984, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1984, and received commission on October 4, 1984. Served as chief judge, 1994-2001.

Education:
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S., 1954
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1957
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1984
University of Puerto Rico School of Public Administration, M.P.A., 1984

Professional Career:
Private practice, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1959-1974

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, May 28, 1974; no Senate vote

 

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