Robert Madden Hill

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Robert Madden Hill
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
June 15, 1984 – October 19, 1987
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byJohn Robert Brown
Succeeded byJacques L. Wiener Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
In office
December 1, 1970 – July 20, 1984
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded bySeat established by 84 Stat. 294
Succeeded bySidney A. Fitzwater
Personal details
Born
Robert Madden Hill

(1928-01-13)January 13, 1928
Dallas, Texas
DiedOctober 19, 1987(1987-10-19) (aged 59)
EducationUniversity of Texas (B.B.A.)
University of Texas School of Law (LL.B.)

Robert Madden Hill (January 13, 1928 – October 19, 1987) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Dallas, Texas, Hill received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas in 1948 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Texas School of Law in 1950. He was in private practice in Dallas from 1950 to 1970.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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. His service terminated on July 20, 1984, due to elevation to the Fifth Circuit.[1]

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 Judge John Robert Brown. Hill was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1984, and received his commission the same day. He served in that capacity until his death.[1]

Death[edit]

Hill died on October 19, 1987 of an asthma attack, while on a flight from Africa. He and his wife had been returning from a vacation in Kenya.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hill, Robert Madden - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ "Robert Madden Hill Is Dead, Federal Appeals Court Judge". The New York Times. 22 October 1987.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 84 Stat. 294
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
1970–1984
Succeeded by
Sidney A. Fitzwater
Preceded by
John Robert Brown
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1984–1987
Succeeded by
Jacques L. Wiener Jr.