Robert Howell Hall

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Robert Howell Hall (November 28, 1921 – October 14, 1995) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Soperton, Georgia, Hall received a B.S. from the University of Georgia in 1941 and was in the United States Army Reserve, JAG Corps during World War II, from 1942 to 1946. He received an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1948. He was a Professor of law at Emory University School of Law from 1948 to 1961, and was also a lawyer for the State Attorney General's Office, Georgia from 1953 to 1961, serving therein as a deputy assistant state attorney general from 1953 to 1959 and then Chief of the Criminal Division until 1961. He was a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals from 1961 to 1969, presiding judge of that court from 1969 to 1974, and a justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1974 to 1979.

On September 28, 1979, Hall was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979, and received his commission on November 2, 1979. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1990, serving in that capacity until his death, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1979–1990
Succeeded by
Julie E. Carnes