History of the Federal Judiciary


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Vance, Robert Smith
Born May 10, 1931, in Talladega, AL
Died December 16, 1989, in Mountain Brook, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on November 4, 1977, to a seat vacated by Walter Pettus Gewin. Confirmed by the Senate on December 15, 1977, and received commission on December 15, 1977. Service terminated on October 1, 1981, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Reassigned on October 1, 1981, to a new seat authorized by 94 Stat. 1994. Service terminated on December 16, 1989, due to death.

Education:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1950
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1952
George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1955

Professional Career:
U.S. Army first lieutenant, JAG Corps, 1952-1954
U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel (retired)
Private practice, Birmingham, Alabama, 1956-1977
Lecturer, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1967-1969
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