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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||10/9/1998 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Kenneth Hall|
|Home State:||White Sulphur Springs, WV|
|Undergraduate:||West Virginia U. '61|
|Law School:||West Virginia U. Law '68|
Robert Bruce King (b. 1940) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Early life and education
Born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, King graduated from West Virginia University with his bachelor's degree in 1961 and later graduated from West Virginia University College of Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1968.
King served as law clerk to federal district judge John Field in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia from 1968 to 1969. King entered private practice in West Virginia from 1969 to 1970 before serving in the U.S. Attorney's Office as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia from 1970 to 1977. King was nominated by President Jimmy Carter as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia from 1977 to 1981. King then returned to private practice in West Virginia until 1998.
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Robert Byrd, King was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit by President Bill Clinton on June 24, 1998 to a seat vacated by Kenneth Hall. King was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 8, 1998 on a majority vote and received commission on October 9, 1998.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Chief Judge: William Traxler • Barbara Keenan • Steven Agee • Harvie Wilkinson • Paul Niemeyer • Diana Motz • Robert King • Roger Gregory • Dennis Shedd • Allyson Duncan • Andre Davis • Henry Floyd • James Wynn • Albert Diaz • Stephanie Thacker
|Former judges||Hugh Lennox Bond • Karen J. Williams • Blane Michael • Michael Luttig • Emory Sneeden • Samuel Ervin • James Sprouse • Charles Henry Simonton • Nathan Goff • Edmund Waddill • Jeter Connelly Pritchard • Martin Augustine Knapp • John Carter Rose • Charles Albert Woods • Morris Ames Soper • Elliott Northcott • John Johnston Parker • Armistead Dobie • Harrison Winter • James Craven • Donald Russell • Albert Bryan, Sr. • John Butzner • Hiram Widener • Herbert Boreman • John Field • Kenneth Hall • J. Spencer Bell • Clement Haynsworth • Francis Murnaghan • Simon Sobeloff • William Walter Wilkins •|
|Former Chief judges|