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Echols, Robert L.
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on October 22, 1991, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 1992, and received commission on March 18, 1992. Served as chief judge, 1998-2005. Assumed senior status on March 1, 2007. Service terminated on July 31, 2010, due to retirement.
Rhodes College, B.A., 1962
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1964
U.S. Army, 1966
Law clerk, Hon. Marion S. Boyd, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 1965-1966
Legislative assistant, U.S. Rep. Dan Kuykendall of Tennessee, 1967-1969
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1969-1992
Night commissioner, Davidson County, Tennessee, 1974-1975