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Laffitte, Hector 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.

Education:
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