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Name Watkins, Robert Dorsey
City Baltimore
State MD
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born September 23, 1900, in Baltimore, MD
Died March 19, 1986, in Catonsville, MD

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born September 23, 1900, in Baltimore, MD
Died March 19, 1986, in Catonsville, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 12, 1955, to a seat vacated by William C. Coleman; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 12, 1956. Confirmed by the Senate on March 1, 1956, and received commission on March 2, 1956. Served as chief judge, 1970. Assumed senior status on August 11, 1971. Service terminated on March 19, 1986, due to death.

Education:
Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1922
Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., 1925
University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1925

Professional Career:

Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, 1923-1965
Lecturer, University of Maryland School of Law, 1925-1968
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1925-1955

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, July 30, 1955; no Senate vote


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