Bobby Ray Baldock

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Bobby Ray Baldock
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Assumed office
January 26, 2001
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
June 17, 1992 – May 18, 1998
Appointed by William Rehnquist
Preceded by Edward Skottowe Northrop
Succeeded by Ralph B. Guy Jr.
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
In office
December 17, 1985 – January 26, 2001
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Oliver Seth
Succeeded by Harris Hartz
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
In office
June 7, 1983 – January 24, 1986
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Edwin L. Mechem
Succeeded by John Edwards Conway
Personal details
Born Bobby Ray Baldock
1936 (age 81–82)
Rocky, Oklahoma
Education New Mexico Military Institute
University of Arizona College of Law (J.D.)

Bobby Ray Baldock (born 1936) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Education and career[edit]

Baldock was born in Rocky, Oklahoma. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1956. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1960. He was a Captain, Adjutant General Staff, New Mexico National Guard from 1960 to 1970. He was in private practice in Roswell, New Mexico, from 1960 to 1983. He was an adjunct professor at Eastern New Mexico University's Roswell Campus from 1962 to 1981.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Baldock was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 2, 1983, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico vacated by Judge Edwin L. Mechem. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 6, 1983, and received his commission on June 7, 1983. Baldock's service was terminated on January 24, 1986, due to elevation to the Tenth Circuit.[1]

Baldock was nominated by President Reagan on October 7, 1985, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit vacated by Judge Oliver Seth. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 1985, and received his commission on December 17, 1985. He assumed senior status on January 26, 2001.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Edwin L. Mechem
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
1982–1985
Succeeded by
John Edwards Conway
Preceded by
Oliver Seth
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1985–2001
Succeeded by
Harris Hartz
Preceded by
Edward Skottowe Northrop
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
1992–1998
Succeeded by
Ralph B. Guy Jr.