Robert Madden Hill

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Robert Madden Hill (January 13, 1928 – October 19, 1987) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Hill received a B.B.A. from the University of Texas in 1948 and an LL.B. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1950. He was in private practice in Dallas, Texas from 1950 to 1970.

On October 7, 1970, Hill was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 25, 1970, and received his commission on December 1, 1970.

On June 4, 1984, President Ronald Reagan nominated Hill to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by John Robert Brown. Hill was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 15, 1984, and received his commission the same day. He served in that capacity until his death, in 1987.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
1970–1984
Succeeded by
Sidney A. Fitzwater
Preceded by
John R. Brown
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1984–1987
Succeeded by
Jacques L. Wiener, Jr.