Robert Charles Chambers

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Robert Charles Chambers
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
In office
2012–2017
Preceded by Joseph Robert Goodwin
Succeeded by Thomas E. Johnston
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Assumed office
September 18, 1997
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Elizabeth Virginia Hallanan
Personal details
Born Robert Charles Chambers
1952 (age 65–66)
Williamson, West Virginia
Education Marshall University (A.B.)
West Virginia University College of Law (J.D.)

Robert Charles Chambers (born 1952) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Williamson, West Virginia, Chambers received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Marshall University in 1974, and a Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law in 1977. He was in private practice in Charleston, West Virginia from 1977 to 1997, and was legal counsel to the West Virginia State Senate in 1978. He was also a Delegate to the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1978 to 1996 and Speaker from 1986 to 1996.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 5, 1997, Chambers was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia vacated by Elizabeth Virginia Hallanan. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 5, 1997, and received his commission on September 18, 1997. He served as Chief Judge from 2012 to 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Incoming W.Va. House Speaker Vows to 'Lead from Middle'". Insurance Journal. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Albright
Speakers of the West Virginia House of Delegates
1987–1997
Succeeded by
Robert S. Kiss
Legal offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth Virginia Hallanan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
1997–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Joseph Robert Goodwin
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
2012–2017
Succeeded by
Thomas E. Johnston