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Santiago E. Campos (December 25, 1926 – January 20, 2001) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, Campos received a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1953. He was a Seaman in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He was an assistant and first assistant state attorney general of New Mexico from 1955 to 1957. He was in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1957 to 1970, becoming a District judge of New Mexico's First Judicial District from 1971 to 1978.

On June 2, 1978, Campos was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico vacated by H. Vearle Payne. Campos was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 10, 1978, and received his commission on July 12, 1978. He served as chief judge from 1987 to 1989, assuming senior status on December 26, 1992 and serving in that capacity until his death, in Santa Fe. The Santiago E. Campos United States Courthouse was renamed in his honor in 2004.

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Santiago E. Campos at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Harry Vearle Payne
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
1978–1992
Succeeded by
Martha Vázquez

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