Aida Delgado-Colon

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Aida Delgado-Colon
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by José A. Fusté
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
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 60–61)
Lares, Puerto Rico
Alma mater University of Puerto Rico
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Aida M. Delgado-Colon (born 1955, Lares, Puerto Rico) is the current chief 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.

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.

Delgado-Colon was born in Lares, Puerto Rico. She received a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico in 1977 and a J.D. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 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 posts in the Office of the Public Defender of 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.

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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–present