History of the Federal Judiciary

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Porter, Robert William
Born August 13, 1926, in Monmouth, IL
Died November 6, 1991, in Dallas, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on April 22, 1974, to a seat vacated by Leo Brewster. Confirmed by the Senate on June 13, 1974, and received commission on June 20, 1974. Served as chief judge, 1986-1989. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on January 17, 1990. Service terminated on November 6, 1991, due to death.

Monmouth College, A.B., 1949
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1952

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1944-1946
Home office counsel, Reserve Life Insurance Company, Dallas, Texas, 1952-1954
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1954-1974
Councilman, Richardson, Texas, 1961-1966
Mayor, Richardson, Texas, 1966-1967; mayor pro tem, 1966
Special counsel, Dallas County, Texas, 1972-1974


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