History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Payne, Robert E.
Born 1941 in Mount Sterling, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 20, 1991, to a seat vacated by J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 1992, and received commission on May 13, 1992. Assumed senior status on May 7, 2007.

Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1963
Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1967

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1967-1971
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1971-1992


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