|Aida M. Delgado-Colon|
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico|
2011 – April 13, 2018
|Preceded by||José A. Fusté|
|Succeeded by||Gustavo Gelpí|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico|
|Assumed office |
March 17, 2006
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Salvador E. Casellas|
|Born||1955 (age 62–63)|
Lares, Puerto Rico
|Education||University 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
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. 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.
Federal judicial service
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.
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.
- "Gustavo Gelpí juramenta como juez presidente del Tribunal Federal". elnuevodia.com (in Spanish). April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
- Aida Delgado-Colon at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Salvador E. Casellas
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Jose A. Fuste
| Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
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