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Burciaga, Juan Guerrero

Born August 17, 1929, in Roswell, NM
Died March 5, 1995, in Albuquerque, NM

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 19, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1979, and received commission on November 2, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1989-1994. Assumed senior status on November 9, 1994. Service terminated on March 5, 1995, due to death.

U.S. Military Academy, B.S., 1952
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1963

Professional Career:

U.S. Air Force pilot, 1952-1959
Law clerk, Hon. H. Vearle Payne, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 1963-1964
Private practice, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1964-1968, 1969-1979
Special assistant attorney general, State of New Mexico, 1967-1969
Lecturer, University of New Mexico School of Law, 1970-1971
Special prosecutor, First Judicial District, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1975