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Name Vance, Robert Smith
City Talladega
State AL
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Vance, Robert Smith
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Vance, Robert Smith
Born May 10, 1931, in Talladega, AL
Died December 16, 1989, in Mountain Brook, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on November 4, 1977, to a seat vacated by Walter Pettus Gewin. Confirmed by the Senate on December 15, 1977, and received commission on December 15, 1977. Service terminated on October 1, 1981, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Reassigned on October 1, 1981, to a new seat authorized by 94 Stat. 1994. Service terminated on December 16, 1989, due to death.

Education:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1950
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1952
George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1955

Professional Career:
U.S. Army first lieutenant, JAG Corps, 1952-1954
U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel (retired)
Private practice, Birmingham, Alabama, 1956-1977
Lecturer, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1967-1969
Research Collections

compress summary

Case(s) EE-FL-0130 : United States v. City of Miami
ID-GA-0002 : S.H. v. Edwards
IM-FL-0007 : Haitian Refugee Ctr. v. Smith
IM-FL-0009 : Jean v. Nelson
IM-FL-0012 : Richard Bruland, Raymond Bruland, Vance Hager, and William Baldwin v. Joe D. Howerton
IM-FL-0019 : Haitian Refugee Center, Inc. v. Nelson
IM-GA-0003 : Fernandez-Roque v. Smith
IM-KS-0001 : Garcia-Mir v. Civiletti
JC-FL-0006 : Miller v. Carson
JC-FL-0008 : Carruthers v. Israel (Jonas v. Stack)
PD-GA-0002 : Luckey v. Miller
SD-AL-0001 : U.S. v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed./Stout v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed.
SD-GA-0002 : Freeman v. Pitts


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