History of the Federal Judiciary

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McNichols, Robert James
Born April 19, 1922, in Bonners Ferry, ID
Died January 20, 1993, in Spokane, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on November 6, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on December 5, 1979, and received commission on December 10, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1980-1989. Assumed senior status on April 20, 1991. Service terminated on January 20, 1993, due to death.

Gonzaga University School of Law, LL.B., 1952

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1940-1941, 1943-1946
Law clerk, Hon. Edward Schaellenback, Supreme Court of the State of Washington, 1952
Deputy prosecutor, Spokane, Washington, 1953-1954
Private practice, Spokane, Washington, 1955-1979


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