(Biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf, April 2007
Born 6/7/1933, in San Juan, PR.Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico.
Nominated by President Gerald Ford (Republican) on 11/18/1974; confirmed by the Senate on 12/18/1974; received judicial commission on 12/20/1974.
Served as Chief Judge from 01/01/1982 to 01/01/1984.
Service terminated on 10/30/1984 due to elevation to another court.
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Nominated by President Ronald Reagan (Republican) on 08/01/1984; confirmed by the Senate on 10/03/1984; received judicial commission on 10/04/1984.
Served as Chief Judge from 01/01/1994 to 01/01/2001.
As of April 2007, when this biographical information was gathered, Judge Torruella remained on the federal bench. Education
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, B.S., 1954.
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1957.
University of Puerto Rico School of Public Administration, M.P.A., 1984.
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1984.Non-judicial Career
Private practice, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1959-1974