History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Coyle, Robert Everett
Born May 6, 1930, in Fresno, CA
Died May 7, 2012, in Fresno, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 11, 1982, to a seat vacated by Myron D. Crocker. Confirmed by the Senate on March 31, 1982, and received commission on April 1, 1982. Served as chief judge, 1990-1996. Assumed senior status on May 13, 1996. Service terminated on May 7, 2012, due to death.

Fresno State College (now California State University, Fresno), A.B., 1953
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1956

Professional Career:
Deputy district attorney, Fresno County, California, 1956-1958
Private practice, Fresno, California, 1958-1982


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