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.

Education:
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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