Robert E. Payne

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Robert E. Payne
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Assumed office
May 7, 2007
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
In office
May 13, 1992 – May 7, 2007
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr.
Succeeded by John Gibney
Personal details
Born (1942-12-30) December 30, 1942 (age 74)
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Alma mater Washington and Lee University

Robert E. Payne (born 1941) is a Senior United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Payne received a B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1963 and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1967. He was in the United States Army, JAG Corps from 1967 to 1971. He was in private practice in Richmond, Virginia from 1971 to 1992.

On November 20, 1991, Payne was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia vacated by J. Calvitt Clarke, Jr.. Payne was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 12, 1992, and received his commission on May 13, 1992. He assumed senior status on May 7, 2007.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph Calvitt Clarke Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
1992–2007
Succeeded by
John A. Gibney, Jr.