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Joseph Robert Arbuz

Joseph Robert Arbuz, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1978, United States Court Military Appeals 1983, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1986, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 2000, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 2000; licensed minister Southern Baptist Church, since 1982. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Teaching scholar Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, 1969.

Background

  • Arbuz, Joseph Robert was born on November 23, 1949 in New York City. Son of Jose Hernan Cortes and Rachel Dweck Arbuz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Florida State University, 1972. Master of Science in Public Administration, Florida State University, 1975. Juris Doctor, Howard University, 1977.

      Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, 1981. Postgraduate in theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1995. Doctor Divinity, Cohen University & Theological Seminary, 2000.

    Career

    • Equal Employment Opportunity investigator Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1985. Assistant attorney general Attorney General, Miami, Florida, 1986. Private practice, 1987-1990, Miami Beach, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1978, United States Court Military Appeals 1983, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1986, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 2000, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 2000. Licensed minister Southern Baptist Church, since 1982.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Evangelism Gambrell St. Baptist Church, Fort Worth, 1980. Pastor Biscayne Baptist Church, Miami, 1989. Choir member University Baptist Church, Coral Gables, Florida, 1994-1997.

    Performer Miami Christmas Pageant, Miami, 1994, 96. Assistant staff judge advocate. 1st lieutenant Signal Corps., United States Army, 1972-1974.

    Captain United States Air Force, 1982-1984. Member Attorney Title Insurance Fund, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of C., Dade County Bar Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Exercise, theater, reading, church activities.

    Connections

    • Married Millicent Luck Fornah July, 1978 (divorced). 1 child, Christina.
    • father: Jose Hernan Cortes
    • mother: Rachel Dweck Arbuz
    • spouse: Millicent Luck Fornah July
    • child: Christina Arbuz
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    Born November 23, 1949
    (age 67)
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