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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||6/30/1995 - 7/12/2009|
|Chief:||2005 - 2009|
|Senior:||7/12/2009 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Justin Quackenbush|
|Succeeded by:||Thomas Rice|
|Home State:||Huntington, WV|
|Undergraduate:||Princeton U., A.B., 1965|
|Law School:||Emory U. School of Law, J.D., 1968|
|Military service:||U.S. Marine Corps 1968|
Robert H. Whaley is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. He joined the court in 1995 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. On July 12, 2009 Whaley assumed senior status.
Early life and education
A native of West Virginia, Whaley graduated from Princeton with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and later graduated from Emory University School of Law with his juris doctorate degree in 1968 and also served on active duty in the US Marine Corps in 1968.
Whaley began his career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Georgia from 1968 to 1969 before becoming a Trial attorney for the Land and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1969 to 1971. In 1971, Whaley joined theU.S. Attorney's Officeas Assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington from 1971 to 1972 before resuming practice work licensed in the State of Washington from 1972 to 1992. Whaley later became a Superior Court Judge in the Superior Court of Spokane County from 1992 to 1995.
Eastern District of Washington
Whaley was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 24, 1995, to a seat vacated by Justin Quackenbush as Quackenbush assumed senior status. Whaley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 30, 1995 on a majority voice vote and received commission on June 30, 1995. Whaley served as the chief judge of the court from 2005-2009. He assumed senior status on July 12, 2009. Whaley was succeeded in this position by Thomas Rice.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Washington
|Magistrate judges||James Hutton • Cynthia Imbrogno • John T. Rodgers •|
|Former Article III judges||
Edward Whitson • Frank Rudkin • John Stanley Webster • Lloyd Black • Samuel Driver • William Goodwin • William Lindberg • Alan McDonald • Robert McNichols • Marshall Neill • Charles Powell • Lewis Schwellenbach • Jack Tanner •
|Former Chief judges|