Charles Henry Robb
|Charles Henry Robb|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit|
October 5, 1906 – November 15, 1937
|Appointed by||Theodore Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||Charles H. Duell|
|Succeeded by||Fred M. Vinson|
November 14, 1867|
Malone, New York
June 10, 1939 (aged 71)|
|Spouse(s)||Nettie M. George (m. 1897)|
|Children||2 (including Roger Robb)|
Charles Henry Robb (November 14, 1867 – June 10, 1939) was a United States federal judge.
Early life career
Charles H. Robb was born in Malone, New York, the son of Isaac W. Robb and Clara Slater Matthews. He was raised in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Troy, New York and Guilford, Vermont. He read law with the firm of Kittredge Haskins and Edgar W. Stoddard, attained admission to the bar in 1892, and practiced in Bellows Falls, Vermont from 1894 to 1902.
Start of career
While practicing law in Vermont Robb was also involved in business and banking, and was an incorporator and officer of the Bellows Falls Trust Company. He was also active in both the Vermont and American Bar Associations.
Robb served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney General from 1904 to 1906.
On October 5, 1906, Robb received a recess appointment from President Theodore Roosevelt to the seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit which was vacated when Charles H. Duell resigned. Formally nominated on December 3, 1906, Robb was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 11, 1906, and received his commission the same day. He served on the bench until he assumed senior status on November 15, 1937, and maintained his senior status until his death.
His daughter Priscilla (October 20, 1914 – November 20, 2011) was the wife of airline pilot Elliot A. Billings (November 22, 1912 - November 7, 2011).
- "Robb-George: A Beautiful Rose Wedding Wednesday Evening; Brilliant Reception". Vermont Phoenix. Brattleboro, VT. June 25, 1897. p. 8. (Subscription required (help)).
- Vermont Vital Records, 1720-1908, Marriage Record for Charles H, Robb and Nettie M. George, retrieved July 5, 2014
- "Biography: Charles H. Robb". The Vermonter. St. Albans, Vermont: Charles S. Forbes: 214. February 1, 1905.
- John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis, Who's Who in America, Volume 5, 1908, page 1593
- Vermont Auditor of Accounts, Annual Report, 1898, page 37
- State of Vermont, State Officers' Reports, 1900, page 19
- Washington Law Reporter, Mr. Justice Charles H. Robb, October 12, 1906, page 619
- Boston Globe, Charles H. Robb Appointed, April 12, 1901
- Lyman Simpson Hayes, History of the Town of Rockingham, Vermont, 1907, page 446
- American Bar Association, Annual Report, Volume 31, 1895, page 186
- The Law Student's Helper magazine, Judge Charles H. Robb, January, 1907, page 20
- Boston Globe, What is Wrong: Report on New York Post Office; Irregularities in Conduct to be Corrected, May 13, 1904
- New York Times, Charles H. Robb Succeeds Hoyt, March 13, 1904
- Baltimore Sun, C. H. Robb Made Justice, October 6, 1906
- Boston Globe, He is A Vermonter: C. H. Robb is Promoted by the President; Appointed Justice of District of Columbia Appeals Court, October 6, 1906
- New York Times, Robb Will retire From Bench at 70, November 6, 1937
- Associated Press, The Bend (Oregon) Bulletin, Federal Judge Robb Will Retire Nov. 15, November 5, 1937
- Alfred Findlay Mason, Samuel Epes Turner, American Law School Review, Volume 5, 1922, page 51
- New York Times, Justice C.H. Robb Dies in Washington: Spent 31 Years on U.S. Appeals Bench in District of Columbia, June 11, 1939
- Hayes, Lyman Simpson (1907). History of the Town of Rockingham, Vermont. Lynn, MA: Frank S. Whitten. p. 662.
- Drew Pearson, Washington Merry Go Round, Washington residents Took Bets on Pearson-Howser Libel Case, St. Petersburg Times, January 27, 1951
- Ed Edstrom, Atty. Roger Robb -- Bails Out Republicans in Trouble, June 18, 1958
- New York Times, Sketches of the Nine Judges Who Are Hearing Appeals on the Watergate Tapes, September 11, 1973
- "Obituary: Priscilla Robb Billings". Cape Cod Times. Hyannis, MA. November 25, 2011.
- Charles Henry Robb at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Charles H. Duell
| Judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Frederick M. Vinson