History of the Federal Judiciary

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Maxwell, Robert Earl
Born March 15, 1924, in South Bend, IN
Died November 20, 2010, in Elkins, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on July 19, 1965, to a seat vacated by Charles F. Paul. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1965, and received commission on August 11, 1965. Served as chief judge, 1965-1994. Assumed senior status on July 19, 1995. Service terminated on November 20, 2010, due to death.

West Virginia University College of Law, LL.B., 1949

Professional Career:
Private practice, Randolph, West Virginia, 1949
Prosecutor, Elkins, West Virginia, 1953-1961
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1961-1964


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