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Jordan, Robert Leon
Born 1934 in Woodlawn, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 25, 1988, to a seat vacated by Robert L. Taylor. Confirmed by the Senate on October 14, 1988, and received commission on October 17, 1988. Assumed senior status on November 30, 2001.

University of Tennessee, B.S., 1958
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1960

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1954-1956
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1960-1961
Manager, Frontier Refining Company, Denver, Colorado, 1962-1964
Private practice, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1964-1966, 1971-1980
Trust officer, First People's Bank, Johnson, Tennessee, 1966-1969
Trust officer/vice president, Commercial National Bank, Pensacola, Florida, 1969-1971
Trust officer, First National Bank, Milton, Florida, 1969-1971
Chancellor, Tennessee Chancery Court, First Judicial District, 1980-1988


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