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Laffitte, Héctor Manuel

Born 1934 in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 26, 1983, to a seat vacated by Hernan G. Pesquera. Confirmed by the Senate on July 26, 1983, and received commission on July 27, 1983. Served as chief judge, 1999-2004. Assumed senior status on November 15, 2005. Service terminated on February 16, 2007, due to retirement.

Polytechnic Institute of Puerto Rico (now Interamerican University), B.A., 1955
University of Puerto Rico School of Law, LL.B., 1959
Georgetown College (now Georgetown University) Law Center, LL.M., 1960

Professional Career:

Private practice, Puerto Rico, 1960-1983
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2003-2006