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Martha Vazquez

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Martha Vazquez
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Station:   Santa Fe, NM
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/1/1993 - Present
Chief:   2003 - 2010
Preceded by:   Santiago Campos
Personal History
Born:   1953
Hometown:   Santa Barbara, CA
Undergraduate:   University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1975
Law School:   University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1978

Martha Vazquez is an Article III Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. She joined the Court in 1993 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Vazquez served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 2003-2010. Prior to appointment Vazquez was a private practice attorney in New Mexico.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Santa Barbara, California, Vazquez received her bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1975 and her Juris Doctor degree in 1978.[1]

Professional career

Vazquez was a Clerk for Michigan Migrant Legal Services in 1979. Vazquez served as an Assistant Public Defender for the State of New Mexico Public Defender Department until 1981 before entering private practice in New Mexico until 1993.[1]

Judicial career

District of New Mexico

Vazquez was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico by President Bill Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a seat vacated by Santiago E. Campos, as Campos assumed senior status. Vazquez was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 30, 1993 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 1, 1993.[2] Vazquez has served as Chief Judge of the Court since 2003.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Santiago Campos
District of New Mexico
Seat #1
Succeeded by: