Robert Payne

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Robert Payne
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Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   Richmond, VA
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   05/13/1992 - 05/06/2007
Senior:   05/07/2007 - Present
Preceded by:   Joseph Clarke
Succeeded by:   John A. Gibney
Personal History
Born:   1941
Hometown:   Mount Sterling, KY
Undergraduate:   Washington and Lee U., B.A., 1963
Law School:   Washington and Lee U. Law, J.D., 1967
Military service:   U.S. Army 1967 - 1971

Robert Payne is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He is serving on senior status.[1]

Early life and education

A native of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Payne graduated from Washington and Lee University with his bachelor's degree in 1963 and later graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law with his juris doctorate degree in 1967.[1]

Professional career

Payne served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps from 1967 to 1971 before later serving as a Private practice attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1971 to 1992.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Virginia

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator John Warner, Payne was nominated by President George HW. Bush on November 20, 1991 to a seat vacated by Joseph Clarke as Clarke went on senior status. Payne was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 12, 1992 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 13, 1992. He assumed senior status on May 7, 2007.[1] Payne was succeeded in this position by John A. Gibney.

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Joseph Clarke
Eastern District of Virginia
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
John A. Gibney