Victor Marrero

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Victor Marrero
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/05/1999 - 12/30/2010
Senior:   12/31/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Sonia Sotomayor
Succeeded by:   Andrew L. Carter, Jr.
Personal History
Born:   1941
Hometown:   Santurce, PR
Undergraduate:   New York U., B.A., 1964
Law School:   Yale Law, LL.B., 1968


Victor Marrero is a senior judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 1999 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Marrero assumed senior status on December 31, 2010.

Early life and education

Marrero graduated from NYU with his bachelor's degree in 1964 and later graduated from Yale Law with his Bachelor of Law's degree in 1968.[1]

Professional career

Marrero began his legal career as a Assistant to former New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay from 1968 to 1970 then became an Assistant administrator/neighborhood director for Model Cities Admin representing New York City from 1970 to 1973 before becoming the Executive director for the New York City Department of City Planning from 1973 to 1974.[1]

Marrero later became Special counsel to the comptroller of New York City from 1974 to 1975 before becoming the First assistant counsel to the New York State Governor Hugh Carey from 1975 to 1976 before moving back to New York City to be Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission from 1976 to 1977.In 1978, Marrero became Commissioner and vice chairman of the New York State Housing Finance Agency from 1978 to 1979 before coming the U.S. Undersecretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1979 to 1981.[1]

Marrero later became a private practice practicing in New York City from 1981 to 1993 before becoming U.S. Ambassador on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations from 1993 to 1997 before being nominated by President Bill Clinton as U.S. Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States from 1998 to 1999.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynhian, Marrero was nominated by Bill Clinton on May 27, 1999 to a seat vacated by Sonia Sotomayor as Sotomayor was elevated to a judgeship on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Marrero was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 1, 1999 on a majority voice vote and received commission on October 5, 1999. He then assumed senior status on December 31, 2010.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Sonia Sotomayor
Southern District of New York
1999–2010
Succeeded by:
Andrew L. Carter, Jr.


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