|Current Court Information:|
|District of Puerto Rico|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||9/30/1982 - 6/1/1994|
|Senior:||6/1/1994 - 2/1/2010|
|Preceded by:||Jose Toledo|
|Succeeded by:||Jay Garcia-Gregory|
|Born:||May 31, 1925|
|Home State:||New York, NY|
|Law School:||Rutgers U. Law, J.D., 1951|
|Military service:||U.S. Navy, 1943-1946|
Early life and education
Judge Acosta served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. He served in the European Theater and participated in the invasion at Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944. He was awarded a Commendation Medal.
Acosta began his legal career as a private practice attorney for the State of New Jersey from 1953 to 1954 before serving as a Special agent in the FBI field offices in California, Washington, and Florida from 1954 to 1958 before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Puerto Rico from 1958 to 1961. Acosta resumed private practice work from 1962 to 1980 before being nominated by President Jimmy Carter as U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico in 1980 and served in that role until 1982.
District of Puerto Rico
On the recommendation of the Puerto Rican at-large Congressional delegation, Acosta was nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1982 to a seat vacated by Jose Toledo. Acosta was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 29, 1982 on a Senate vote and received commission on September 30, 1982. He assumed senior status on June 1, 1994.  Acosta was succeeded in this position by Jay Garcia-Gregory. He retired from duty on February 1, 2010.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Puerto Rico
|Magistrate judges||Camille Velez-Rive • Bruce McGiverin • Marcos Lopez-Gonzalez • Silvia Carreno-Coll •|
|Former Article III judges||
Jaime Pieras • Raymond Acosta • Juan Torruella • Hiram Cancio • Juan Fernandez-Badillo • Gilberto Gierbolini-Ortiz • Hector Laffitte • Hernan Pesquera • Jose Toledo • William Henry Holt • Charles Francis McKenna • Bernard Shandon Rodey • John James Jenkins • Paul Charlton • Peter Joseph Hamilton • Arthur Fuller Odlin • Ira Kent Wells • Robert Archer Cooper • David Chavez Jr. • Thomas Hagan Roberts • Clemente Ruiz Nazario •
|Former Chief judges|