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McRae, Robert Malcolm Jr.
Born December 31, 1921, in Memphis, TN
Died June 25, 2004

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on September 22, 1966, to a seat vacated by Marion Speed Boyd. Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1979-1986. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1986. Service terminated on June 25, 2004, due to death.

Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1943
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1943-1946
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1948-1964
Assistant city attorney, Memphis, Tennessee, 1961-1964
Judge, Tennessee Circuit Court, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, 1964-1966
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