Robert Manley Parker
|Robert Manley Parker|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit|
June 16, 1994 – November 1, 2002
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Samuel D. Johnson, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Edward C. Prado|
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas|
February 1990 – June 17, 1994
|Preceded by||William Wayne Justice|
|Succeeded by||Richard A. Schell|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas|
April 26, 1979 – June 17, 1994
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629|
|Succeeded by||Thad Heartfield|
|Born||Robert Manley Parker
October 19, 1937
United States Naval Academy
East Texas Baptist University
Abilene Christian University
University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A.)
University of Texas School of Law (LL.B.)
Robert Manley Parker (born October 19, 1937) is a retired United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Early life and education
After high school, Parker entered Kilgore College before entering the United States Naval Academy. He returned to Texas in 1958, got married and began taking classes part-time at East Texas Baptist University and Abilene Christian University.
Parker worked in private legal practice in Gilmer, Texas from 1964 until 1965, and then in his native Longview in 1965. From 1965 until 1966, he worked as an administrative assistant to United States Representative Ray Roberts. He then worked in private law practice in Longview from 1966 until 1971, in private legal practice in Fort Worth from 1971 until 1972, and back in Longview as a partner in the firm Nichols & Parker from 1972 until joining the federal bench in 1979.
Federal Judicial Service and Private Practice
Parker was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on February 6, 1979, to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 24, 1979, and received commission on April 26, 1979. He served as Chief Judge, from 1990 to 1994. His service terminated on June 17, 1994, due to elevation to the Fifth Circuit.
Parker was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1994, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by Judge Samuel D. Johnson, Jr. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994. His service terminated on November 1, 2002, due to retirement.
After his retirement from the federal bench, Parker returned to private practice. In 2002 he formed the law firm of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth in Tyler, Texas, specializing in patent litigation, business litigation and arbitration. He also serves as a Trustee for the Haliburton Asbestos Trust.
- "PRESIDENT NAMES TEN FEDERAL JUDGES".
- "Parker, Robert Manley - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- "Robert M. Parker Lawyer Profile on Martindale.com". www.martindale.com.
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
William Wayne Justice
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Richard A. Schell
Samuel D. Johnson, Jr.
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Edward C. Prado