The Court’s First Executives
The first United States Attorney for the District of Guam was James G. Mackey. His name appears on court documents filed in early 1951.
The first United States Marshal for Guam was Antonio C. Baza, a native of Guam who had a long and illustrious career in law enforcement on the island. Marshal Baza’s name appears on court documents from early 1951 through most of 1965.
The first U.S. Probation officer for the District of Guam was Frank Michael Cruz, who was appointed by Judge Cristobal C. Duenas on June 19, 1978. On November 12, 1982, Mr. Cruz was appointed as the first Chief U.S. Probation Officer by Judge Duenas. Prior to his appointment, probation and pretrial services were provided by the Superior Court of Guam.
The first Federal Public Defender was Attorney Robert M. Hartsock, who was appointed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2001. Prior to his appointment, federal public defender services for the district were provided by the Federal Public Defender for the District of Hawaii, and Mr. Hartsock served the District of Guam as an Assistant Federal Public Defender out of that office.