Robert T. Dawson

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Robert Toombs Dawson
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Assumed office
August 14, 2009
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
In office
April 7, 1998 – August 14, 2009
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by H. Franklin Waters
Succeeded by Paul K. Holmes III
Personal details
Born Robert Toombs Dawson
1938 (age 78–79)
El Dorado, Arkansas
Education University of Arkansas B.A.
University of Arkansas School of Law LL.B.

Robert Toombs Dawson (born 1938) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in El Dorado, Arkansas, Dawson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas in 1960 and was in the United States Army from 1961 to 1962, and in the Arkansas National Guard from 1962 to 1965. He received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1965, and was thereafter in private practice in Fort Smith, Arkansas until 1998.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On November 7, 1997, Dawson was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas vacated by H. Franklin Waters. Dawson was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 2, 1998, and received his commission on April 7, 1998. He assumed senior status on August 14, 2009.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
H. Franklin Waters
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
1998–2009
Succeeded by
Paul K. Holmes III