- Raoul G. Cantero, III
name = Raoul Cantero
image_size = 150px
birth_date = 1960
Florida State University Harvard University
known_for = Being a Justice on the
Florida Supreme Court
spouse = Ana Maria Perdomo Raoul G. Cantero, III (born Raoul Roberto Garcia-Cantero y Batista in 1960 in
Madrid, Spain) is a Florida lawyer and a former Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. He is the grandson of Cuban presidentand dictator Fulgencio Batista, who was overthrown in 1959by Fidel Castro.
Cantero graduated from
Florida State Universityas an undergraduate and from Harvard University's law school and a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to his appointment to the Florida Supreme Court, he was a shareholder in the Miami firm of Adorno & Yoss.
July 10, 2002, Governor Jeb Bushappointed Cantero to the Florida Supreme Court. Cantero had not previously served as a judge, although he had extensive experience as an appellate attorney.
He has been frequently mentioned as a potential Supreme Court nominee.
April 11, 2008, Cantero announced he would resign from the Florida Supreme Court, due to his family's desire to return to Miami, their hometown. His last day on the court was September 6, 2008. He had announced his intention to thereafter join leading international law firm White & Case LLPas a partner in the Miami office and head of the Miami Appellate Practice group.
His father is Raoul Garcia-Cantero y Parajon and his mother is Elisa Aleida Batista y Godinez (born 1933). He married Ana Maria Perdomo on June 17, 1983 and they have three children. He attended the
Sisters of St. Josephrun St. Theresa Schoolin Coral Gables, Florida and later graduated high School from the Maristbrothers run Christopher Columbus High Schoolin Miami. His maternal grandfather was former Cuban President and dictator Fulgencio Batista.
George W. Bush Supreme Court candidates
* [http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/justices/retired/cantero.shtml Florida Supreme Court page on Raoul G. Cantero, III]
* [http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1120640710962 Fla. Justice Gets Backing for U.S. Supreme Court Seat]
* The Miami Herald, April 12, 2008, "First Cuban Justice Says He Will Leave the Bench" by Marc Caputo, Page 1B
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