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Williams, Robert Lee

Born December 20, 1868, in Brundidge, AL
Died April 10, 1948

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on December 3, 1918, to a seat vacated by Ralph E. Campbell. Confirmed by the Senate on January 7, 1919, and received commission on January 7, 1919. Service terminated on April 21, 1937, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 25, 1937, to a seat vacated by George Thomas McDermott. Confirmed by the Senate on April 20, 1937, and received commission on April 21, 1937. Assumed senior status on March 31, 1939. Service terminated on April 10, 1948, due to death.

Read law, 1891
Southern University, B.A., 1892
Southern University, M.A., 1894

Professional Career:

Private practice, Troy, Alabama, 1891-1893
Private practice, Durant and Atoka, Indian Territory, 1896-1898
City attorney, Durant, Indian Territory, 1899
Chief justice, Supreme Court of Oklahoma, 1907-1914
Governor, Oklahoma, 1915-1919