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James, Robert Gillespie

Born 1946 in Ruston, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1998, to a seat vacated by John M. Shaw. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1998, and received commission on August 3, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2009-2012. Assumed senior status on May 31, 2016.

Louisiana Tech University, B.A., 1968
Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:

Private practice, Ruston, Louisiana, 1971-1998
Business law instructor, Louisiana Tech University, 1992-1998
Judge, Ruston [Louisiana] City Court, 1985-1998