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Francis J. Boyle
Born Francis Joseph Boyle
(1927-06-14)June 14, 1927
Providence, Rhode Island
Died September 11, 2006(2006-09-11) (aged 79)
Newport, Rhode Island
Education Boston College (JD)
Spouse(s) M. Delores Roderick[1]
Children 7

Francis Joseph Boyle (June 14, 1927 – September 11, 2006) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Education and career[edit | edit source]

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Boyle was in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946. He attended Providence College and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He received a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1952 and was in private practice in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1953, and then in Newport, Rhode Island until 1977.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit | edit source]

On May 2, 1977, Boyle was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island vacated by Judge Edward William Day. Boyle was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 30, 1977, and received his commission on July 1, 1977. He served as Chief Judge from 1982 to 1992, assuming senior status on December 1, 1992. Boyle served in that capacity until his death, on September 11, 2006, in Newport.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Francis Joseph Boyle (1927–2006)
  2. 2.0 2.1
    • Francis Joseph Boyle at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward William Day
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
1977–1992
Succeeded by
Mary M. Lisi
Preceded by
Raymond James Pettine
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
1982–1992
Succeeded by
Ernest C. Torres

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