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Benitez, Roger T.

Born 1950 in Havana, Cuba

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 1, 2003, to a new seat authorized by 116 Stat. 1758. Confirmed by the Senate on June 17, 2004, and received commission on June 21, 2004. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2017.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2001-2004

Education:
Imperial Valley College, A.A., 1971
San Diego State University, B.A., 1974
Western State University College of Law (now Thomas Jefferson School of Law), J.D., 1978

Professional Career:

Private practice, Imperial County, California, 1978-1997
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Imperial, 1997-2001
Instructor, Imperial Valley College, 1998-1999