Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Jefe del Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico) is the presiding officer of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. The post of Chief Justice was created by Article V of the Constitution of Puerto Rico.[1] The constitution also established in several articles that the Chief Justice must:

Presiding officer of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
This article is missing information about the first Chief Justices which were established by the Foraker Act. (August 2013)
Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
Incumbent
Maite Oronoz Rodríguez

since February 22, 2016 (2016-02-22)
Style The Honorable
diplomatic
Madam President
when presiding over the court
Nominator governor of Puerto Rico
Appointer governor of Puerto Rico
with the advice and consent of the Senate
Term length until 70 years of age
Inaugural holder José Severo Quiñones
Formation Foraker Act
Article V of the Constitution of Puerto Rico

The Chief Justice is also typically the judge that swears in the governor upon his inaugural term.

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# Portrait Name Took office Left office Appointed by Other posts held
1 José Severo Quiñones[6] 1900 1909 William McKinley
2 José Hernández Santiago[6] 1909 1922 William H. Taft
3 Emilio del Toro Cuebas[6] 1922 1943 Warren G. Harding
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
4 Martín Travieso Nieva[6] 1944 1948 Franklin D. Roosevelt
5 Angel de Jesús Sánchez[6] 1948 1951 Harry S. Truman
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
6 Roberto Todd Borrás[6] 1951 1952 Harry S. Truman
7 A. Cecil Snyder[6] 1953 1957 Luis Muñoz Marín
8 Jaime Sifre Dávila[6] 1957 1957 Luis Muñoz Marín
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
9 Luis Negrón Fernández[6] 1957 1972 Luis Muñoz Marín
10 Pedro Pérez Pimentel[6] 1973 1974 Rafael Hernández Colón
  • District Judge
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
11 José Trías Monge[6] 1974 1985 Rafael Hernández Colón
12 Víctor Pons Núñez[6] 1985 1992 Rafael Hernández Colón
13 José Andréu García[6] 1992 2003 Rafael Hernández Colón
  • District Attorney
  • Superior Court Judge
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
14 Miriam Naveira Merly[6] 2003 2004 Sila María Calderón
15 Federico Hernández Denton[6] 2004 2014 Sila María Calderón
16 Liana Fiol Matta 2014 2016 Alejandro García Padilla
  • Administrator, Puerto Rico Court of Appeals
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
17 Maite Oronoz Rodríguez 2016 present Alejandro García Padilla
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

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