Robert Everett Coyle

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Robert Everett Coyle
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
In office
May 13, 1996 – May 7, 2012
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
In office
1990–1996
Preceded by Lawrence K. Karlton
Succeeded by William B. Shubb
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
In office
April 1, 1982 – May 13, 1996
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Myron Donovan Crocker
Succeeded by Anthony W. Ishii
Personal details
Born Robert Everett Coyle
(1930-05-06)May 6, 1930
Fresno, California
Died May 7, 2012(2012-05-07) (aged 82)
Fresno, California
Education Fresno State College (A.B.)
University of California, Hastings
College of the Law
(J.D.)
The Robert E. Coyle United States Courthouse is the new building housing the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division, Federal Courts.

Robert Everett Coyle (May 6, 1930 – May 7, 2012) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Education and career[edit]

Coyle was born in Fresno, California and received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Fresno State College (now California State University, Fresno) in 1953 and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1956. He was a Deputy district attorney of Fresno County, California from 1956 to 1958. He was in private practice in Fresno from 1958 to 1982.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On March 11, 1982, Coyle was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California vacated by Judge Myron Donovan Crocker. Coyle was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 31, 1982, and received his commission on April 1, 1982. He served as Chief Judge from 1990 to 1996, assuming senior status on May 13, 1996. He served in that status until his death on May 7, 2012, in Fresno.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Myron Donovan Crocker
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
1982–1996
Succeeded by
Anthony W. Ishii
Preceded by
Lawrence K. Karlton
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
1990–1996
Succeeded by
William B. Shubb