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Aida Delgado-Colon

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Aida Delgado-Colon
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #7
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   3/17/2006 - Present
Chief:   4/14/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Salvador Casellas
Past post:   Magistrate, District of Puerto Rico
Past term:   1993-2006
Personal History
Born:   1955
Hometown:   Lares, PR
Undergraduate:   University of Puerto Rico, B.A., 1977
Law School:   Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, J.D., 1980
Aida Delgado-Colon is a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Delgado-Colon joined the court in March 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Delgado-Colon became the chief judge on April 14, 2011.[1]

Early life and education

Colon graduated from Puerto Rico with her bachelor's degree in 1977 and later graduated from Catholic University of Puerto Rico with her J.D. degree in 1980.[2]

Professional career

  • 2003-2004: Adjunct professor, Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • 1988-1993: First Assistant Federal Public Defender
  • 1991: Acting Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico
  • 1982-1988: Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico
  • 1981-1982: Director of Research and Investigations, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • 1980-1981: Legal investigator, Department of Labor and Human Resources [2]

Judicial career

District of Puerto Rico

On the recommendation of the Puerto Rican at-large Congressional delegation, Delgado-Colon was nominated by George W. Bush on October 25, 2005 to a seat vacated when Salvador Casellas assumed senior status. Delgado-Colon was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 6, 2006 on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on March 17, 2006.[3] He became the chief judge of the court on April 14, 2011.[1]

Magistrate Judge

Delgado-Colon began her judicial career as a federal Magistrate judge for the District of Puerto Rico. Delgado-Colon was appointed to an eight-year term in 1993 and was re-appointed to another term in 2001. She served in that role until becoming an Article III judge in 2006.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Salvador Casellas
District of Puerto Rico
Seat #7
Succeeded by: