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Thompson, Roby Calvin
Born March 30, 1898, in Saltville, VA
Died July 29, 1960, in Abingdon, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 16, 1957, to a seat vacated by Alfred D. Barksdale. Confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 1957, and received commission on August 30, 1957. 1958-1960. Service terminated on July 29, 1960, due to death.

Education:
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1922

Professional Career:
Private practice, Abingdon, Virginia, 1922-1957
Deputy clerk, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1928-1938
Commonwealth attorney, Washington County, Virginia, 1939-1947
City attorney, Abingdon, Virginia, 1940-1957
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