Robert L. Echols

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Robert Lynn Echols
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
In office
March 1, 2007 – July 31, 2010
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
In office
1998–2005
Preceded by John Trice Nixon
Succeeded by Todd J. Campbell
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
In office
March 18, 1992 – March 1, 2007
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by Kevin H. Sharp
Personal details
Born Robert Lynn Echols
(1941-01-13) January 13, 1941 (age 77)
Memphis, Tennessee
Education Rhodes College (B.A.)
University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D.)

Robert Lynn Echols (born January 13, 1941) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Early life[edit]

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Echols received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis in 1962 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1964. He was in the United States Army in 1966.

Career[edit]

Echols was a law clerk to Judge Marion S. Boyd of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee from 1965 to 1966. He was a legislative assistant for Congressman Dan Kuykendall in the United States House of Representatives from 1967 to 1969. He was in private practice in Nashville, Tennessee from 1969 to 1992, serving as a night commissioner for Davidson County, Tennessee from 1974 to 1975.[1]

On October 22, 1991, Echols was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 13, 1992, and received his commission on March 18, 1992. He served as Chief Judge from 1998 to 2005, assuming senior status on March 1, 2007 and retiring fully from the bench on July 31, 2010.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
1992–2007
Succeeded by
Kevin H. Sharp
Preceded by
John Trice Nixon
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
1998–2005
Succeeded by
Todd J. Campbell