Raymond L. Acosta

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Raymond L. Acosta

Raymond L. Acosta (born May 31, 1925) is a United States federal judge currently on leave of absence.

Born in New York, New York, Acosta received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1951. He was in private practice of law in Hackensack, New Jersey from 1953–54, and was then a special agent at the F.B.I. field office in San Diego, California, Washington, DC, and Miami, Florida from 1954-58. He was an Assistant U.S. attorney in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 1958-61. He was in private practice in San Juan from 1962-80 before being named U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico from 1980-82.

On September 9, 1982, President Ronald Reagan nominated Acosta to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico vacated by Jose V. Toledo. Acosta was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 29, 1982, and received his commission the following day. He assumed senior status on June 1, 1994.