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Gierbolini-Ortiz, Gilberto

Born December 22, 1926, in Coamo, Puerto Rico
Died December 29, 2009

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on November 30, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1980, and received commission on February 20, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1991-1993. Assumed senior status on December 27, 1993. Service terminated on March 23, 2004, due to retirement.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Puerto Rico Superior Court, 1966-1969

University of Puerto Rico, B.A., 1957
University of Puerto Rico School of Law, LL.B., 1961

Professional Career:

U.S. Army sergeant, 1943-1946
U.S. Army captain, 1951-1957
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Puerto Rico, 1961-1966
Assistant secretary of justice/solicitor general, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1969-1972
Assistant attorney general for antitrust, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1970-1972
Chairman, Puerto Rico Elections Board, 1972
Private practice, Puerto Rico, 1973-1980