Article III Hispanic/Latino American Judges by President

Under the Constitution, the President appoints federal judges with the “advice and consent” of the Senate. The President usually consults senators or other elected officials concerning candidates for vacancies on the federal courts. The President’s power to appoint new federal judges is not the judiciary’s only interaction with the executive branch.

 

Order of Appointment

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY 1961–1963
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Reynaldo Guerra GarzaTexas (SD)4/14/19611-1-Elevated on 8/1/79
PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON 1963–1969
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Manuel Lawrence RealCalifornia (CD)11/3/19662-2-Active
Hiram Rafael CancioPuerto Rico6/12/19673-3-Resigned 1/31/74
Juan B. Fernandez-BadilloPuerto Rico10/12/19674-4-Deceased 10/16/89
PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON 1969–1974
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Jose Victor ToledoPuerto Rico12/1/19705-5-Deceased 2/3/80
Hernan Gregorio PesqueraPuerto Rico10/17/19726-6-Deceased 9/8/82
PRESIDENT GERALD FORD 1974–1977
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Juan R. TorruellaPuerto Rico12/20/19747-7-Elevated 10/30/84
PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER 1977–1981
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Santiago E. CamposNew Mexico7/12/19788-8-Deceased 1/20/01
Jose Alejandro Gonzalez Jr.Florida (SD)7/28/19789-9-Senior Status 11/30/96
James DeAndaTexas (SD)5/11/197910-10-Retired 10/1/92
Valdemar Aguirre CordovaArizona6/21/197911-11-Deceased 6/18/88
Reynaldo Guerra GarzaFifth Circuit7/13/1979+1--Deceased 9/14/04
Arthur Lawrence AlarconNinth Circuit11/2/1979122--Deceased 1/28/15
Juan Guerrero BurciagaNew Mexico11/2/197913-12-Deceased 3/5/95
Juan Manuel Perez-GimenezPuerto Rico12/6/197914-13-Senior Status 3/28/06
Jose Alberto CabranesConnecticut12/10/197915-14-Elevated 8/12/94
Gilberto Gierbolini-OrtizPuerto Rico2/20/198016-15-Retired 3/23/04
Raul Anthony RamirezCalifornia (ED)5/23/198017-16-Resigned 12/31/89
Robert Peter AguilarCalifornia (ND)6/18/198018-17-Retired 6/24/96
Filemon Bartolome VelaTexas (SD)6/18/198019-18-Deceased 4/13/04
Carmen Consuelo CerezoPuerto Rico6/30/198020-191Active
Alfredo Chavez MarquezArizona6/30/198021-20-Deceased 8/27/14
Hipolito Frank GarciaTexas (WD)9/30/198022-21-Deceased 1/16/02
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN 1981–1989
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Jaime Pieras Jr.Puerto Rico7/15/198223-22-Deceased 6/11/11
Raymond L. AcostaPuerto Rico9/30/198224-23-Deceased 12/23/14
Ricardo H. Hinojosa***Texas (SD)5/5/198325-24-Active
Hector Manuel LaffittePuerto Rico7/27/198326-25-Retired 2/16/07
Lenore Carrero NesbittFlorida (SD)11/16/198327-262Deceased 10/6/01
Edward J. GarciaCalifornia (ED)3/14/198428-27-Senior Status 11/24/96
Edward Charles PradoTexas (WD)3/30/198429-28-Elevated 5/13/03
Juan R. TorruellaFirst Circuit10/4/1984+3--Active
George La PlataMichigan (ED)4/4/198530-29-Retired 8/3/96
Joseph H. RodriguezNew Jersey5/10/198531-30-Senior Status 5/22/98
Ferdinand Francis FernandezCalifornia (CD)10/17/198532-31-Elevated 5/24/89
Jose Antonio FustePuerto Rico10/28/198533-32-Terminated/Retired 6/1/16
Rodolfo LozanoIndiana (ND)2/26/198834-33-Senior Status 7/10/07
Emilio M. GarzaTexas (WD)4/20/198835-34-Elevated 6/7/91
PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH 1989–1993
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Ferdinand Francis FernandezNinth Circuit5/22/1989+4--Senior Status 6/1/02
Federico A. Moreno***Florida (SD)7/16/199036-35-Active
Emilio M. GarzaFifth Circuit5/30/1991+5--Retired 1/5/15
Jorge Antonio SolisTexas (ND)9/16/199137-36-Terminated/Retired 5/1/16
Eduardo C. RobrenoPennsylvania (ED)6/30/199238-37-Senior Status 8/31/13
Lourdes Gillespie BairdCalifornia (CD)8/12/199239-383Retired 4/15/05
Irma Elsa GonzalezCalifornia (SD)8/12/199240-394Retired 10/25/13
Sonia SotomayorNew York (SD)8/12/199241-405Elevated 10/13/98
PRESIDENT WILLIAM J. CLINTON 1993–2001
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Martha Alicia VazquezNew Mexico10/1/199342-416Active
Orlando Luis GarciaTexas (WD)3/11/199443-42-Active
Fortunato Pedro BenavidesFifth Circuit5/9/1994446--Senior Status 2/3/12
Ruben Castillo***Illinois (ND)5/9/199445-43-Active
Richard A. Paez California (CD)6/16/199446-44-Elevated 3/17/00
Ricardo M. UrbinaDC Circuit6/16/199447-45-Retired 5/31/12
Jose Alberto CabranesSecond Circuit8/10/1994+7--Active
Salvador E. CasellasPuerto Rico9/29/199448-46-Senior Status 6/10/05
Daniel R. DominguezPuerto Rico9/29/199449-47-Senior Status 7/31/11
David BrionesTexas (WD)10/11/199450-48-Senior Status 2/26/09
Carlos F. LuceroTenth Circuit6/30/1995518--Active
Kim McLane WardlawCalifornia (CD)12/26/199552-497Elevated 8/3/98
Frank R. ZapataArizona8/1/199653-50-Senior Status 8/3/10
Carlos R. MorenoCalifornia (CD)2/4/199854-51-Resigned 10/18/01
Hilda G. TagleTexas (SD)3/17/199855-528Senior Status 12/31/12
Kim McLane WardlawNinth Circuit8/3/1998+9-+Active
Sonia SotomayorSecond Circuit10/7/1998+10-+Elevated 8/7/09
Adalberto Jose JordanFlorida (SD)9/9/199956-53-Elevated 2/24/12
Carlos MurguiaKansas9/22/199957-54-Active
Victor MarreroNew York (SD)10/5/199958-55-Senior Status 12/31/10
Ronald A. GuzmanIllinois (ND)11/15/199959-56-Senior Status 11/16/14
Julio M. FuentesThird Circuit3/9/20006011--Active
Richard A. PaezNinth Circuit3/14/2000+12--Active
Jay A. Garcia-GregoryPuerto Rico7/11/200061-57-Active
Mary Helen MurguiaArizona10/13/200062-589Elevated 1/4/11
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH 2001–2009
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
M. Christina Armijo***New Mexico11/12/200163-5910Active
Philip Ray MartinezTexas (WD)2/12/200264-60-Active
Randy CraneTexas (SD)3/19/200265-61-Active
Jose E. MartinezFlorida (SD)9/17/200266-62-Active
Alia MosesTexas (WD)11/15/200267-6311Active
Jose L. LinaresNew Jersey 12/3/200268-64-Active
S. James OteroCalifornia (CD)2/12/200369-65-Active
Edward Charles PradoFifth Circuit5/5/2003+13--Active
Cecilia M. AltonagaFlorida (SD)5/7/200370-6612Active
Consuelo Maria CallahanNinth Circuit5/28/20037114-13Active
Kathleen CardoneTexas (WD)7/29/200372-6714Active
Frank MontalvoTexas (WD)8/1/200373-68-Active
Xavier RodriguezTexas (WD)8/1/200374-69-Active
Carlos T. BeaNinth Circuit10/1/20037515--Active
Louis Guirola Jr.***Mississippi (SD)3/22/200476-70-Active
Judith C. HerreraNew Mexico6/13/200477-7115Active
Ricardo S. MartinezWashington (WD)6/16/200478-72-Active
Roger T. BenitezCalifornia (SD)6/21/200479-73-Active
Juan Ramon SanchezPennsylvania (ED)6/24/200480-74-Active
Doris L. IrizarryNew York (ED)7/8/200481-7516Active
Virginia M. Hernandez CovingtonFlorida (MD)9/10/200482-7617Active
Micaela AlvarezTexas (SD)12/13/200483-7718Active
Brian Edward SandovalNevada10/26/200584-78-Resigned 9/15/09
Aida M. Delgado-Colon***Puerto Rico3/17/200685-7919Active
Gustavo Antonio Gelpi Jr.Puerto Rico8/1/200686-80-Active
Francisco Augusto BesosaPuerto Rico9/27/200687-81-Active
Philip S. GutierrezCalifornia (CD)2/16/200788-82-Active
Marcia Morales HowardFlorida (MD)2/20/200789-8320Active
John A. MendezCalifornia (ED)4/17/200890-84-Active
Christine M. ArguelloColorado10/21/200891-8521Active
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA 2009–2017
JudgeCourtCommissionAll Art. III CourtsCircuit CourtsDistrict CourtsFemale JudgesStatus
Sonia SotomayorSupreme Court8/6/2009+--+Active
Gloria Maria Navarro***Nevada5/6/201092-8622Active
William Joseph MartinezColorado12/21/201093-87-Active
Albert DiazFourth Circuit12/22/20109416--Active
Mary Helen MurguiaNinth Circuit1/4/2011+17-+Active
Marco Antonio HernandezOregon2/9/201195-88-Active
Diana SaldanaTexas (SD)2/9/201196-8923Active
Edward John DavilaCalifornia (ND)3/3/201197-90-Active
Jimmie V. ReynaFederal Circuit4/5/20119818--Active
Esther SalasNew Jersey6/14/201199-9124Active
Nevla Gonzales RamosTexas (SD)8/4/2011100-9225Active
Marina Garcia MarmolejoTexas (SD)10/4/2011101-9326Active
Cathy BissoonPennsylvania (WD)10/19/2011102-9427Active
Yvonne Gonzalez RogersCalifornia (ND)11/21/2011103-9528Active
Edgardo RamosNew York (SD)12/6/2011104-96-Active
Adalberto Jose JordanEleventh Circuit2/17/2012+19--Active
Rudolph ContrerasDC Circuit3/23/2012105-97-Active
David Campos GuaderramaTexas (WD)4/30/2012106-98-Active
Gonzalo P. CurielCalifornia (SD)10/1/2012107-99-Active
Jesus G. BernalCalifornia (CD)12/12/2012108-100-Active
Fernando M. OlguinCalifornia (CD)1/16/2013109-101-Active
Analisa TorresNew York (SD)4/23/2013110-10229Active
Nelson S. RomanNew York (SD)5/13/2013111-103-Active
Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro ±Pennsylvania (ED)6/19/2013112-10430Active
L. Felipe RestrepoPennsylvania (ED)6/19/2013113-105-Active
Kenneth J. GonzalesNew Mexico8/9/2013114-106-Active
Vernon S. BroderickNew York (SD)9/10/2013115-107-Active
Pedro A. Delgado HernandezPuerto Rico3/7/2014116-108-Active
Rosemary MarquezArizona5/19/2014117-10931Active
James A. SotoArizona6/9/2014118-110-Active
Salvador Mendoza, Jr.Washington (ED)6/19/2014119-111-Active
Carlos Eduardo MendozaFlorida (MD)6/27/2014120-112-Active
Jorge Luis AlonsoIllinois(ND)12/19/2014121-113-Active
Kara Farnandez StollFederal Circuit7/28/201512220-32Active
Jose Rolando Olvera Jr.
Texas (SD)8/4/2015123-114-Active
Luis Felipe Restrepo
Third Circuit1/13/2016
+21--Active
John Michael Vasquez
New Jersey1/29/2016124-115-Active

Legend

CD - Central DistrictED - Eastern DistrictMD - Middle DistrictND - Northern DistrictSD - Southern District
WD - Western District(+) Previously appointed to federal court
(±) LGBT
* 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, 2017. To learn more about the federal courts go to www.fjc.gov.

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President Donald J. Trump

As of October 18, 2017, after about nine months into the Trump administration, it appears that, of the 60 nominees, only five are non-white and only 11 are female. Six of President Trump’s judicial nominees have been confirmed by the Senate, including one justice to the Supreme Court, four judges to the Courts of Appeals and two judges to districts court. All seven judges are men, six of which are white and one of Asian-American descent.

 

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