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Jose Fuste

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Jose Fuste
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Current Court Information:
District of Puerto Rico
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   10/28/1985 - Present
Chief:   2004 - 2011
Preceded by:   Juan Torruella
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   San Juan, PR
Undergraduate:   University of Puerto Rico, B.B.A., 1965
Law School:   U. Puerto Rico Law, LL.B., 1968
Jose Fuste is a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. At the time of appointment, Fuste was a private practice attorney in Puerto Rico. He served as chief judge of the court from 2004-2011.[1]

Early life and education

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Fuste graduated from University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor's in Business Administration in 1965 and later obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Puerto Rico Law School in 1968.[1]

Professional career

Fuste was a private practice attorney in Puerto Rico from 1968 to 1985. Fuste has also served as a Professor at the University of Puerto Rico since 1972.[1]

Judicial career

District of Puerto Rico

On the recommendation of the Puerto Rican Congressional Delegation, Fuste was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico by Ronald Reagan on September 27, 1985 to a seat vacated by Juan Torruella as Torruella was nominated to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Fuste was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 25, 1985 and received commission on October 28, 1985. Fuste served as Chief Judge from 2004-2011.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Juan Torruella
District of Puerto Rico
Seat #1
Succeeded by: