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Echols, Robert L.

Born 1941 in Memphis, TN

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

Professional Career:

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