History of the Federal Judiciary

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Blackburn, Robert E.
Born 1950 in Lakewood, CO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 10, 2001, to a seat vacated by Zita L. Weinshienk. Confirmed by the Senate on February 26, 2002, and received commission on March 6, 2002. Assumed senior status on April 12, 2016.

Western State College (now Western State Colorado University), B.A., 1972
University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Law clerk in private practice, Colorado, 1975
Private practice, Las Animas, Colorado, 1975-1980
Deputy district attorney, Sixteenth Judicial District, Colorado, 1980-1986
County attorney, Bent County, Colorado, 1980-1988
Judge, Kim [Colorado] Municipal Court, 1985-1988
Judge, Colorado District Court, Sixteenth Judicial District, 1988-2002


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