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U.S. Court of Federal Claims: Robinson, Wilkes Coleman

Born September 30, 1925, in Anniston, AL
Died May 11, 2015, in Destin, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Claims Court (now U.S. Court of Federal Claims)
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1987, to a seat vacated by Judith Ann Yannello. Confirmed by the Senate on May 7, 1987, and received commission on May 7, 1987. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1997. Service terminated on May 11, 2015, due to death.

University of Alabama, A.B., 1948
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1951

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve seaman first class, 1943-1944
Private practice, Anniston, Alabama, 1951-1954
Judge, Anniston [Alabama] Recorder"s Court, 1953-1955
Judge, Calhoun County [Alabama] Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, 1954-1956
Attorney, Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Co., Mobile, Alabama, 1956-1958
Commerce counsel and assistant general attorney, Seaboard Airline Railroad Co., Richmond, Virginia, 1958-1966
Chief commerce counsel, Monsanto Co., St. Louis, Missouri, 1966-1970
General counsel, Marion Laboratories, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, 1970-1980; vice president, 1972-1980
President, Gulf and Great Plains Legal Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri, 1980-1985
Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1985-1986
Vice president and general counsel, SR Financial Group, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, 1986-1987