History of the Federal Judiciary


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McWilliams, Robert Hugh Jr.
Born April 27, 1916, in Salina, KS
Died April 10, 2013, in Denver, CO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 22, 1970, to a seat vacated by Jean Sala Breitenstein. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1984. Service terminated on April 10, 2013, due to death.

Education:
University of Denver, A.B., 1938
University of Denver College of Law, LL.B., 1941

Professional Career:
Deputy district attorney, Denver, Colorado, 1941-1942
Special agent, U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence, 1942-1945
U.S. Army sergeant, Office of Strategic Services, 1945-1946
District attorney, Denver, Colorado, 1946-1949
Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1949-1952
Judge, Denver [Colorado] Municipal Court, 1949-1952
Judge, Colorado District Court, Second Judicial District, 1952-1961
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court, 1961-1970

 

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