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Francisco Besosa

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Francisco Besosa
Francisco Augusto Besosa.jpg
Current Court Information:
District of Puerto Rico
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   9/27/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   Juan Perez-Gimenez
Personal History
Born:   October 26, 1949
Hometown:   San Juan, Puerto Rico
Undergraduate:   Brown University, A.B., 1971
Law School:   Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1971 - 1977

Francisco Besosa is a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. He joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to joining the court, Besosa was a private practice attorney in Puerto Rico.[1]


Besosa graduated from Brown with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and later graduated from Georgetown Law with his J.D. degree in 1979.[1]

Military service

Besosa served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1977. He enlisted and attended the United States Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He was posted in Detachment R, 500th Military Intelligence Group in Japan. He was later transferred to South Carolina. Besosa earned the Meritorious Service Medal and the rank of Captain and was inducted into the Infantry Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame.[1][2]

Professional career

Besosa was a private practice attorney in Puerto Rico from 1979 to 1983 and 1986 to 2006. From 1983 to 1986, Besosa served in the U.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Justice Department.[1]

Judicial career

District of Puerto Rico

On the recommendation of the Puerto Rican at-large Congressional delegation, Fuste was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 16, 2006, to a seat vacated by Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez as Perez-Gimenez assumed senior status. Besosa was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 25, 2006, on a unopposed 87-0-13 vote and received commission on September 27, 2006.[3]

Awards and associations

  • 1998-1999: Member, Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Tennis Association
  • 1998: Alumni Service Award, Brown University
  • 1991-1994: Chairman of the Pack Committee of Cub Scout Pack 31
  • 1987-1993: Member, Board of Regents, Colegio Puertorriqueno de Ninas
1991-1993: Vice President[2]

See also

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Juan Perez-Gimenez
District of Puerto Rico
Seat #4
Succeeded by: