Raymond L. Acosta

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Raymond L. Acosta
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Raymond L. Acosta
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 1, 1994
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
In office
September 30, 1982 – June 1, 1994
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Jose Victor Toledo
Succeeded by Jay A. Garcia-Gregory
Personal details
Born (1925-05-31) May 31, 1925 (age 89)
New York City
Alma mater Rutgers University School of Law in Newark J.D.
Profession Attorney

Raymond L. Acosta (born May 31, 1925) is a Senior United States District Judge, but no longer hears cases.

Born in New York City, New York, Acosta received a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark 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 Victor 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. He stopped hearing cases on February 1, 2010.

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