Raymond James Pettine

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Raymond James Pettine (July 6, 1912 – November 17, 2003) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Pettine received a LL.B. from Boston University School of Law in 1937 and a LL.M. from Boston University School of Law in 1940. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1941 to 1946, thereafter remaining in the United States Army Reserve until 1966. He was in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island from 1946 to 1961. He was special counsel to the State Attorney General of Rhode Island from 1948 to 1952. He was an assistant state attorney general of Rhode Island from 1952 to 1961. He was the United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island from 1961 to 1966.

On June 13, 1966, Pettine was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1966, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1971 to 1982, assuming senior status on July 6, 1982. Pettine served in that capacity until his death, in 2003, in Dallas, Texas.

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