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Torres, Ernest C.
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 22, 1987, to a seat vacated by Bruce M. Selya. Confirmed by the Senate on November 5, 1987, and received commission on November 6, 1987. Served as chief judge, 1999-2006. Assumed senior status on December 1, 2006. Service terminated on June 1, 2011, due to retirement.
Dartmouth College, A.B., 1963
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1968
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1968-1980, 1986-1988
State representative, Rhode Island, 1975-1980; deputy minority leader, 1977-1980
Associate justice, Rhode Island Superior Court, 1980-1985
Assistant vice president in charge of national staff counsel, Aetna Life Insurance Company, 1985-1986
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2007-2009