Robert R. Beezer

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Robert Beezer
Senior Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
July 31, 1996 – March 30, 2012
Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
March 28, 1984 – July 31, 1996
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Eugene Wright
Succeeded by Ronald Gould
Personal details
Born (1928-07-21)July 21, 1928
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Died March 30, 2012(2012-03-30) (aged 83)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Alma mater University of Virginia

Robert Renaut Beezer (July 21, 1928 – March 30, 2012) was a United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Born in Seattle, Washington, Beezer received a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1951 and an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1956. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant from 1951 to 1953. He was in private practice in Seattle, Washington from 1956 to 1984, serving as a judge pro tem on the Seattle Municipal Court from 1962 to 1976.

On March 2, 1984, Beezer was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Eugene Allen Wright.[1] Beezer was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 27, 1984, and received his commission on March 28, 1984. He assumed senior status on July 31, 1996.

Beezer died in Seattle from lung cancer on March 30, 2012, at age 83.[2]

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  1. ^ "Appeals Court Nomination". The New York Times. March 3, 1984. 
  2. ^ Hull, Tim (April 4, 2012). "Judge Beezer of 9th Circuit Dead at 83". New York Times. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Eugene Wright
Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1984–1996
Succeeded by
Ronald Gould