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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia|
|Appointed by:||Lyndon Johnson|
|Active:||8/11/1965 - 7/19/1995|
|Chief:||1965 - 1994|
|Senior:||7/19/1995 - 11/20/2010|
|Preceded by:||Charles Paul|
|Succeeded by:||W. Craig Broadwater|
|Born:||March 15, 1924|
|Home State:||South Bend, IN|
|Deceased:||November 20, 2010|
|Law School:||West Virginia University College of Law, LL.B., 1949|
Robert Maxwell is a former Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. He joined the court in 1965 after being nominated by President Lyndon Johnson. He then served on senior status until his death on November 20, 2010.
Early life and education
Maxwell started as a Private Practice Attorney licensed in the State of West Virginia in 1949 before becoming a Prosecuting attorney in the State of West Virginia from 1953 to 1961. Mazwell was nominated by President John Kennedy as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia in 1961 till his appointment to the Federal Bench in 1964.
Northern District of West Virginia
Maxwell on the recommendation of long-time U.S. Senator Robert Byrd, Maxwell was nominated by President Lyndon Johnson on July 19, 1965 to a seat vacated by Charles Paul as Paul went on senior status. Maxwell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 11, 1965 and received commission on August 11, 1965. Maxwell served as chief judge of the court from 1965 to 1994 before later assuming senior status on July 19, 1995. Maxwell was succeeded in this position by W. Craig Broadwater.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Northern District of West Virginia
W. Craig Broadwater
|Magistrate judges||David Joel • John Kaull • James Seibert •|
|Former Article III judges||
John Jay Jackson • Alston Gordon Dayton • Robert Maxwell • William Eli Baker • Harry Watkins • Herbert Boreman • W. Craig Broadwater • Sidney Christie • Charles Haden II • William Kidd • Charles Paul •
|Former Chief judges|