|Current Court Information:|
|District of Puerto Rico|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||9/30/1982 - 6/1/1994|
|Senior:||6/1/1994 - 2/1/2010|
|Preceded by:||Jose Toledo|
|Succeeded by:||Jay Garcia-Gregory|
|Born:||May 31, 1925|
|Hometown:||New York, NY|
|Law School:||Rutgers University Law, 1951|
|Military service:||U.S. Navy, 1943-1946|
Raymond Acosta was a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. He joined the court in 1982 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. At the time of his appointment, he served as the District Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. He assumed senior status on June 1, 1994. He retired from duty on February 1, 2010.
Acosta served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He served in the European Theater and participated in the invasion at Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944. He was awarded a Commendation Medal.
Acosta began his legal career as a private practice attorney for the State of New Jersey from 1953 to 1954 before serving as a special agent in the FBI field offices in California, Washington, and Florida from 1954 to 1958. Next, Acosta joined the U.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Puerto Rico from 1958 to 1961. Acosta resumed private practice work from 1962 to 1980 before being nominated by President Jimmy Carter as U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico in 1980 and served in that role until 1982.
District of Puerto Rico
On the recommendation of the Puerto Rican at-large Congressional delegation, Acosta was nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1982, to a seat vacated by Judge Jose Toledo. Acosta was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 29, 1982, and received commission on September 30, 1982. He assumed senior status on June 1, 1994. Acosta was succeeded in this position by Judge Jay Garcia-Gregory. Acosta retired from duty on February 1, 2010.
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Puerto Rico
|Magistrate judges||Camille Velez-Rive • Bruce McGiverin • Marcos Lopez-Gonzalez • Silvia Carreno-Coll •|
|Former Article III judges||
Jaime Pieras • Raymond Acosta • Juan Torruella • Hiram Cancio • Juan Fernandez-Badillo • Gilberto Gierbolini-Ortiz • Hector Laffitte • Hernan Pesquera • Jose Toledo • William Henry Holt • Charles Francis McKenna • Bernard Shandon Rodey • John James Jenkins • Paul Charlton • Peter Joseph Hamilton • Arthur Fuller Odlin • Ira Kent Wells • Robert Archer Cooper • David Chavez Jr. • Thomas Hagan Roberts • Clemente Ruiz Nazario •
|Former Chief judges|