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Article III Hispanic/Latino American Judges by President

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Judge Court Commission Order of Appointment Status
All
Art. III
Courts
Circuit Courts District Courts Female Judges
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY 1961–1963
Reynaldo Guerra Garza Texas (SD) 4/14/1961 1 - 1 - Elevated on 8/1/79
 
PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON 1963–1969
Manuel Lawrence Real California (CD) 11/3/1966 2 - 2 - Active
Hiram Rafael Cancio Puerto Rico 6/12/1967 3 - 3 - Resigned 1/31/74
Juan B. Fernandez-Badillo Puerto Rico 10/12/1967 4 - 4 - Deceased 10/16/89
 
PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON 1969–1974
Jose Victor Toledo Puerto Rico 12/1/1970 5 - 5 - Deceased 2/3/80
Hernan Gregorio Pesquera Puerto Rico 10/17/1972 6 - 6 - Deceased 9/8/82
 
PRESIDENT GERALD FORD 1974–1977
Juan R. Torruella Puerto Rico 12/20/1974 7 - 7 - Elevated 10/30/84
 
PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER 1977–1981
Santiago E. Campos New Mexico 7/12/1978 8 - 8 - Deceased 1/20/01
Jose Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Florida (SD) 7/28/1978 9 - 9 - Senior Status 11/30/96
James DeAnda Texas (SD) 5/11/1979 10 - 10 - Retired 10/1/92
Valdemar Aguirre Cordova Arizona 6/21/1979 11 - 11 - Deceased 6/18/88
Reynaldo Guerra Garza Fifth Circuit 7/13/1979 + 1 - - Deceased 9/14/04
Arthur Lawrence Alarcon Ninth Circuit 11/2/1979 12 2 - - Deceased 1/28/15
Juan Guerrero Burciaga New Mexico 11/2/1979 13 - 12 - Deceased 3/5/95
Juan Manuel Perez-Gimenez Puerto Rico 12/6/1979 14 - 13 - Senior Status 3/28/06
Jose Alberto Cabranes Connecticut 12/10/1979 15 - 14 - Elevated 8/12/94
Gilberto Gierbolini-Ortiz Puerto Rico 2/20/1980 16 - 15 - Retired 3/23/04
Raul Anthony Ramirez California (ED) 5/23/1980 17 - 16 - Resigned 12/31/89
Robert Peter Aguilar California (ND) 6/18/1980 18 - 17 - Retired 6/24/96
Filemon Bartolome Vela Texas (SD) 6/18/1980 19 - 18 - Deceased 4/13/04
Carmen Consuelo Cerezo Puerto Rico 6/30/1980 20 - 19 1 Active
Alfredo Chavez Marquez Arizona 6/30/1980 21 - 20 - Deceased 8/27/14
Hipolito Frank Garcia Texas (WD) 9/30/1980 22 - 21 - Deceased 1/16/02
 
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN 1981–1989
Jaime Pieras Jr. Puerto Rico 7/15/1982 23 - 22 - Deceased 6/11/11
Raymond L. Acosta Puerto Rico 9/30/1982 24 - 23 - Deceased 12/23/14
Ricardo H. Hinojosa*** Texas (SD) 5/5/1983 25 - 24 - Active
Hector Manuel Laffitte Puerto Rico 7/27/1983 26 - 25 - Retired 2/16/07
Lenore Carrero Nesbitt Florida (SD) 11/16/1983 27 - 26 2 Deceased 10/6/01
Edward J. Garcia California (ED) 3/14/1984 28 - 27 - Senior Status 11/24/96
Edward Charles Prado Texas (WD) 3/30/1984 29 - 28 - Elevated 5/13/03
Juan R. Torruella First Circuit 10/4/1984 + 3 - - Active
George La Plata Michigan (ED) 4/4/1985 30 - 29 - Retired 8/3/96
Joseph H. Rodriguez New Jersey 5/10/1985 31 - 30 - Senior Status 5/22/98
Ferdinand Francis Fernandez California (CD) 10/17/1985 32 - 31 - Elevated 5/24/89
Jose Antonio Fuste Puerto Rico 10/28/1985 33 - 32 - Active
Rodolfo Lozano Indiana (ND) 2/26/1988 34 - 33 - Senior Status 7/10/07
Emilio M. Garza Texas (WD) 4/20/1988 35 - 34 - Elevated 6/7/91
 
PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH 1989–1993
Ferdinand Francis Fernandez Ninth Circuit 5/22/1989 + 4 - - Senior Status 6/1/02
Federico A. Moreno*** Florida (SD) 7/16/1990 36 - 35 - Active
Emilio M. Garza Fifth Circuit 5/30/1991 + 5 - - Retired 1/5/15
Jorge Antonio Solis Texas (ND) 9/16/1991 37 - 36 - Active
Eduardo C. Robreno Pennsylvania (ED) 6/30/1992 38 - 37 - Senior Status 8/31/13
Lourdes Gillespie Baird California (CD) 8/12/1992 39 - 38 3 Retired 4/15/05
Irma Elsa Gonzalez California (SD) 8/12/1992 40 - 39 4 Retired 10/25/13
Sonia Sotomayor New York (SD) 8/12/1992 41 - 40 5 Elevated 10/13/98
 
PRESIDENT WILLIAM J. CLINTON 1993–2001
Martha Alicia Vazquez New Mexico 10/1/1993 42 - 41 6 Active
Orlando Luis Garcia Texas (WD) 3/11/1994 43 - 42 - Active
Fortunato Pedro Benavides Fifth Circuit 5/9/1994 44 6 - - Senior Status 2/3/12
Ruben Castillo*** Illinois (ND) 5/9/1994 45 - 43 - Active
Richard A. Paez  California (CD) 6/16/1994 46 - 44 - Elevated 3/17/00
Ricardo M. Urbina DC Circuit 6/16/1994 47 - 45 - Retired 5/31/12
Jose Alberto Cabranes Second Circuit 8/10/1994 + 7 - - Active
Salvador E. Casellas Puerto Rico 9/29/1994 48 - 46 - Senior Status 6/10/05
Daniel R. Dominguez Puerto Rico 9/29/1994 49 - 47 - Senior Status 7/31/11
David Briones Texas (WD) 10/11/1994 50 - 48 - Senior Status 2/26/09
Carlos F. Lucero Tenth Circuit 6/30/1995 51 8 - - Active
Kim McLane Wardlaw California (CD) 12/26/1995 52 - 49 7 Elevated 8/3/98
Frank R. Zapata Arizona 8/1/1996 53 - 50 - Senior Status 8/3/10
Carlos R. Moreno California (CD) 2/4/1998 54 - 51 - Resigned 10/18/01
Hilda G. Tagle Texas (SD) 3/17/1998 55 - 52 8 Senior Status 12/31/12
Kim McLane Wardlaw Ninth Circuit 8/3/1998 + 9 - + Active
Sonia Sotomayor Second Circuit 10/7/1998 + 10 - + Elevated 8/7/09
Adalberto Jose Jordan Florida (SD) 9/9/1999 56 - 53 - Elevated 2/24/12
Carlos Murguia Kansas 9/22/1999 57 - 54 - Active
Victor Marrero New York (SD) 10/5/1999 58 - 55 - Senior Status 12/31/10
Ronald A. Guzman Illinois (ND) 11/15/1999 59 - 56 - Senior Status 11/16/14
Julio M. Fuentes Third Circuit 3/9/2000 60 11 - - Active
Richard A. Paez Ninth Circuit 3/14/2000 + 12 - - Active
Jay A. Garcia-Gregory Puerto Rico 7/11/2000 61 - 57 - Active
Mary Helen Murguia Arizona 10/13/2000 62 - 58 9 Elevated 1/4/11
 
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH 2001–2009
M. Christina Armijo*** New Mexico 11/12/2001 63 - 59 10 Active
Philip Ray Martinez Texas (WD) 2/12/2002 64 - 60 - Active
Randy Crane Texas (SD) 3/19/2002 65 - 61 - Active
Jose E. Martinez Florida (SD) 9/17/2002 66 - 62 - Active
Alia Moses Texas (WD) 11/15/2002 67 - 63 11 Active
Jose L. Linares New Jersey  12/3/2002 68 - 64 - Active
S. James Otero California (CD) 2/12/2003 69 - 65 - Active
Edward Charles Prado Fifth Circuit 5/5/2003 + 13 - - Active
Cecilia M. Altonaga Florida (SD) 5/7/2003 70 - 66 12 Active
Consuelo Maria Callahan Ninth Circuit 5/28/2003 71 14 - 13 Active
Kathleen Cardone Texas (WD) 7/29/2003 72 - 67 14 Active
Frank Montalvo Texas (WD) 8/1/2003 73 - 68 - Active
Xavier Rodriguez Texas (WD) 8/1/2003 74 - 69 - Active
Carlos T. Bea Ninth Circuit 10/1/2003 75 15 - - Active
Louis Guirola Jr.*** Mississippi (SD) 3/22/2004 76 - 70 - Active
Judith C. Herrera New Mexico 6/13/2004 77 - 71 15 Active
Ricardo S. Martinez Washington (WD) 6/16/2004 78 - 72 - Active
Roger T. Benitez California (SD) 6/21/2004 79 - 73 - Active
Juan Ramon Sanchez Pennsylvania (ED) 6/24/2004 80 - 74 - Active
Doris L. Irizarry New York (ED) 7/8/2004 81 - 75 16 Active
Virginia M. Hernandez Covington Florida (MD) 9/10/2004 82 - 76 17 Active
Micaela Alvarez Texas (SD) 12/13/2004 83 - 77 18 Active
Brian Edward Sandoval Nevada 10/26/2005 84 - 78 - Resigned 9/15/09
Aida M. Delgado-Colon*** Puerto Rico 3/17/2006 85 - 79 19 Active
Gustavo Antonio Gelpi Jr. Puerto Rico 8/1/2006 86 - 80 - Active
Francisco Augusto Besosa Puerto Rico 9/27/2006 87 - 81 - Active
Philip S. Gutierrez California (CD) 2/16/2007 88 - 82 - Active
Marcia Morales Howard Florida (MD) 2/20/2007 89 - 83 20 Active
John A. Mendez California (ED) 4/17/2008 90 - 84 - Active
Christine M. Arguello Colorado 10/21/2008 91 - 85 21 Active
 
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA 2009–
Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court 8/6/2009 + - - + Active
Gloria Maria Navarro*** Nevada 5/6/2010 92 - 86 22 Active
William Joseph Martinez Colorado 12/21/2010 93 - 87 - Active
Albert Diaz Fourth Circuit 12/22/2010 94 16 - - Active
Mary Helen Murguia Ninth Circuit 1/4/2011 + 17 - + Active
Marco Antonio Hernandez Oregon 2/9/2011 95 - 88 - Active
Diana Saldana Texas (SD) 2/9/2011 96 - 89 23 Active
Edward John Davila California (ND) 3/3/2011 97 - 90 - Active
Jimmie V. Reyna Federal Circuit 4/5/2011 98 18 - - Active
Esther Salas New Jersey 6/14/2011 99 - 91 24 Active
Nevla Gonzales Ramos Texas (SD) 8/4/2011 100 - 92 25 Active
Marina Garcia Marmolejo Texas (SD) 10/4/2011 101 - 93 26 Active
Cathy Bissoon Pennsylvania (WD) 10/19/2011 102 - 94 27 Active
Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers California (ND) 11/21/2011 103 - 95 28 Active
Edgardo Ramos New York (SD) 12/6/2011 104 - 96 - Active
Adalberto Jose Jordan Eleventh Circuit 2/17/2012 + 19 - - Active
Rudolph Contreras DC Circuit 3/23/2012 105 - 97 - Active
David Campos Guaderrama Texas (WD) 4/30/2012 106 - 98 - Active
Gonzalo P. Curiel California (SD) 10/1/2012 107 - 99 - Active
Jesus G. Bernal California (CD) 12/12/2012 108 - 100 - Active
Fernando M. Olguin California (CD) 1/16/2013 109 - 101 - Active
Analisa Torres New York (SD) 4/23/2013 110 - 102 29 Active
Nelson S. Roman New York (SD) 5/13/2013 111 - 103 - Active
Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro ± Pennsylvania (ED) 6/19/2013 112 - 104 30 Active
L. Felipe Restrepo Pennsylvania (ED) 6/19/2013 113 - 105 - Active
Kenneth J. Gonzales New Mexico 8/9/2013 114 - 106 - Active
Vernon S. Broderick New York (SD) 9/10/2013 115 - 107 - Active
Pedro A. Delgado Hernandez Puerto Rico 3/7/2014 116 - 108 - Active
Rosemary Marquez Arizona 5/19/2014 117 - 109 31 Active
James A. Soto Arizona 6/9/2014 118 - 110 - Active
Salvador Mendoza, Jr. Washington (ED) 6/19/2014 119 - 111 - Active
Carlos Eduardo Mendoza Florida (MD) 6/27/2014 120 - 112 - Active
Jorge Luis Alonso Illinois(ND) 12/19/2014 121 - 113 - Active
Kara Farnandez Stoll Federal Circuit 7/28/2015 122 20 - 32 Active

Legend

CD - Central District ED - Eastern District MD - Middle District ND - Northern District SD - Southern District
WD - Western District (+) Previously appointed to federal court
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* Reorganized as the Court of International Trade in 1980 ** Transferred to the Federal Circuit in 1982 *** Current Chief Judge

Data is based on information collected through July 31, 2015. To learn more about the federal courts go to www.fjc.gov.

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President Barack Obama

As of July 31, 2015, the total number of President Obama Article III judgeship nominees to be confirmed by the US Senate is 309, including two justices to the Supreme Court, 51 judges to the US Courts of Appeals and 254 judges to the US district courts.

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