History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Anderson, R[obert] Lanier III
Born 1936 in Macon, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 18, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 1979, and received commission on July 13, 1979. 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. Served as chief judge, 1999-2002. Assumed senior status on January 31, 2009.

Education:
Yale College, A.B., 1958
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1961

Professional Career:
Private practice, Macon, Georgia, 1961, 1963-1979
U.S. Army captain, 1961-1963

 

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