Aida Delgado-Colon

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Aida Delgado-Colon
Aida M. Delgado-Colon.jpg
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #7
Service:
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

Delgado-Colon was a legal investigator in the Department of Labor and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1980 to 1981 and was the Director of research and investigations, from 1981 to 1982. Colon was also a Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico from 1982 to 1988 and was promoted to First assistant federal public defender from 1988 to 1993 and also served as the Acting federal public defender for the District of Puerto Rico in 1991. Delgado-Colon also taught as a adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Puerto Rico from 2003 to 2004[2].

Judicial career

Federal Magistrate, District of Puerto Rico

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

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 by 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.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Salvador Casellas
District of Puerto Rico
2006–2011
Seat #7
Succeeded by:
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