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Ashley Royal

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Ashley Royal
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   Macon, GA
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   12/21/2001 - Present
Chief:   2008-Present
Preceded by:   Duross Fitzpatrick
Personal History
Born:   1949
Hometown:   Augusta GA
Undergraduate:   University of Georgia, B.A., 1971
Law School:   University of Georgia Law, J.D., 1974
Grad. School:   U. of Georgia, M.A., 1975
Ashley C. Royal is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. He joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. He has served as chief judge since 2008. Prior to appointment, Royal was a private practice attorney in Georgia.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Augusta GA in 1949, Royal graduated from Georgia with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and his master's degree in 1976 and later graduated from Georgia Law with his J.D. degree in 1974.[1]

Professional career

Royal became an Assistant district attorney for the Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office from 1974 to 1975 before becoming a private practice attorney in Georgia in 1976 before later that year served as a Public defender for Glynn County from 1976 to 1977 before resuming private practice work in the State of Georgia from 1977 to 2001.[1]

Judicial career

Middle District of Georgia

On the recommendation of US Congressman Saxby Chambliss, Royal was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia by President George W. Bush on September 9, 2001 to a seat vacated by Duross Fitzpatrick which assumed senior status. Royal was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 20, 2001 on a majority voice vote and received commission on December 21, 2001.[2] He has served as the chief judge of the court since 2008.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Duross Fitzpatrick
Middle District of Georgia
Seat #3
Succeeded by: