Robert Bruce King

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Robert Bruce King
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Assumed office
October 9, 1998
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Kenneth Keller Hall
Personal details
Born January 1940 (age 78)
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Education West Virginia University (B.A.)
West Virginia University College of Law (J.D.)

Robert Bruce King (born January 1940) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, King earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University in 1961 and a Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law in 1968.[1]

Professional career[edit]

King worked as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force from 1961 until 1964. After graduating from law school, King clerked for Judge John A. Field from 1968 to 1969, and then worked in private practice in Charleston, West Virginia from 1969 until 1970. He worked as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1970 until 1974, and then returned to private practice in West Virginia between 1975 and 1998, except for the period from 1977 to 1981, when he served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

President Bill Clinton nominated King to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on June 24, 1998. He had the support of both of his state's senators at that time: Senator Robert Byrd and Senator Jay Rockefeller. "I could not be more pleased," he told the Charleston Gazette in an article that was published on June 25, 1998. "It's the utmost compliment to be recommended and supported by Senator Byrd and Senator Rockefeller. And the expression of support by President Clinton is the greatest honor of my life." The United States Senate unanimously confirmed King to his Fourth Circuit seat in a voice vote on October 8, 1998. He received his commission on October 9, 1998.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Kenneth Keller Hall
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
1998–present
Incumbent