Robert Earl Maxwell

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Robert Earl Maxwell
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
In office
July 19, 1995 – November 20, 2010
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
In office
1965–1994
Preceded byCharles Ferguson Paul
Succeeded byW. Craig Broadwater
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
In office
August 11, 1965 – July 19, 1995
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byCharles Ferguson Paul
Succeeded byFrederick Pfarr Stamp Jr.
Personal details
Born
Robert Earl Maxwell

(1924-03-15)March 15, 1924
South Bend, Indiana
DiedNovember 20, 2010(2010-11-20) (aged 86)
Elkins, West Virginia
EducationWest Virginia University College of Law (LL.B.)

Robert Earl Maxwell (March 15, 1924 – November 20, 2010) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in South Bend, Indiana, Maxwell received a Bachelor of Laws from West Virginia University College of Law in 1949. He was in private practice in Randolph County, West Virginia in 1949. He was prosecuting attorney of Elkins, West Virginia from 1953 to 1961. He was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia from 1961 to 1964.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 19, 1965, Maxwell was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia vacated by Judge Charles Ferguson Paul. Maxwell was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 11, 1965, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 1965 to 1994, and assumed senior status on July 19, 1995.[1] His service terminated on November 20, 2010, due to his death in Elkins.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Robert Earl Maxwell at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Maxwell's life dedicated to law, community". The Inter-Mountain. November 23, 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2016.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Ferguson Paul
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
1965–1995
Succeeded by
W. Craig Broadwater
Preceded by
Charles Ferguson Paul
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
1965–1994
Succeeded by
Frederick Pfarr Stamp Jr.