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Royal, C. Ashley

Born 1949 in Augusta, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Nominated by George W. Bush on October 9, 2001, to a seat vacated by Duross Fitzpatrick. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 2001, and received commission on December 21, 2001. Served as chief judge, 2008-2014. Assumed senior status on September 1, 2016.

University of Georgia, A.B., 1971
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1974
University of Georgia, M.S., 1976

Professional Career:

Assistant district attorney, Augusta Judicial Circuit, Georgia, 1974-1975
Private practice, Georgia, 1976, 1977-2001
Public defender, Glynn County, Georgia, 1976-1977