History of the Federal Judiciary

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Acosta, Raymond L.
Born May 31, 1925, in New York, NY
Died December 23, 2014, in Chapin, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1982, to a seat vacated by Jose V. Toledo. Confirmed by the Senate on September 29, 1982, and received commission on September 30, 1982. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1994. Service terminated on December 23, 2014, due to death.

Rutgers School of Law -- Newark, J.D., 1951

Professional Career:
Private practice, Hackensack, New Jersey, 1953-1954
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Diego, California, Washington, D.C., and Miami, Florida, 1954-1958
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Puerto Rico, 1958-1961
Private practice, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1962-1980
U.S. attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, 1980-1982


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