History of the Federal Judiciary


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Whaley, Robert H.
Born 1943 in Huntington, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 24, 1995, to a seat vacated by Justin L. Quackenbush. Confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 1995, and received commission on June 30, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2005-2009. Assumed senior status on July 12, 2009.

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1965
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps, 1968
Private practice, Georgia, 1968-1969
Trial attorney, Land and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1971
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Washington, 1971-1972
Private practice, Spokane, Washington, 1972-1992
Judge, Superior Court of the State of Washington, Spokane County, 1992-1995

 

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