Robert Bruce King
|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|
January 1940 (age 78)|
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
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
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.
Federal judicial service
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.
- "King, Robert Bruce - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
Kenneth Keller Hall
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit