Aida Delgado-Colon

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Aida M. Delgado-Colon
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
In office
2011 – April 13, 2018
Preceded byJosé A. Fusté
Succeeded byGustavo Gelpí
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Assumed office
March 17, 2006
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded bySalvador E. Casellas
Personal details
Born1955 (age 62–63)
Lares, Puerto Rico
EducationUniversity of Puerto Rico (B.A.)
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law (J.D.)

Aida M. Delgado-Colon (born 1955) is a United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico. Nominated by President George W. Bush in 2005, to a seat vacated by Salvador E. Casellas, her nomination was endorsed both by Resident Commissioner and Republican National Committeeman Luis Fortuño as well as Democratic National Committeeman and Puerto Rico Senate President Kenneth McClintock.

Education and career[edit]

Delgado-Colon was born in Lares, Puerto Rico. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puerto Rico in 1977 and a Juris Doctor from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 1980.[citation needed] She worked in the Department of Labor and Human Resources of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1980 to 1981 and then held various positions in the Office of the Public Defender of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico from 1982 to 1993. Delgado-Colon was an Adjunct professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law from 2003 to 2004.[citation needed]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Delgado-Colon is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. She was nominated by President George W. Bush on October 25, 2005, to a seat vacated by Salvador E. Casellas. She was confirmed by the Senate on March 6, 2006, and received her commission on March 17, 2006. She served as Chief Judge since from 2011 to 2018.[1]

She is only the second female on the bench in the District of Puerto Rico, after pioneering District Judge and former Chief Judge Carmen Consuelo Vargas, who has served for nearly three decades. In 2011, she also became the second female Chief Judge in the District of Puerto Rico, succeeding Judge José A. Fusté, she served in that capacity until April 13, 2018, being succeeded by Gustavo Gelpí.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gustavo Gelpí juramenta como juez presidente del Tribunal Federal". elnuevodia.com (in Spanish). April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Salvador E. Casellas
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
2006–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jose A. Fuste
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
2011–2018
Succeeded by
Gustavo Gelpí