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United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Boyle, Francis Joseph

Francis J. Boyle
Born June 14, 1927, in Providence, Rhode Island
Died September 11, 2006, in Newport, Rhode Island

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, United States District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 2, 1977, to a seat vacated by Edward William Day. Confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 1977, and received commission on July 1, 1977. Served as chief judge, 1982-1992. Assumed senior status on December 1, 1992. Service terminated on September 11, 2006, due to death.

Boston College Law School, J.D., 1952

Professional Career:
United States Navy, 1945-1946
Private practice, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1953
Private practice, Newport, Rhode Island, 1953-1977