Robert Jackson Staker

Personal

Birthday: 
2/14/1925
Birthplace: 
Kermit, WV
Date of Death: 
11/30/2008
Place of Death: 
South Point, OH
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy radioman, 1943-1946
Private practice, Williamson, West Virginia, 1952-1968
Assistant prosecutor, Mingo County, West Virginia, 1960
Judge, West Virginia Circuit Court, Mingo County, 1969-1979

Education

Name of School: 

West Virginia University Law School

The West Virginia University College of Law offers a curriculum which blends skills, perspectives, and substantive law courses in a supportive learning environment. WVU is recognized nationally as a leader in providing a student-centered learning experience. The Law Center provides access to the Internet through a wireless network and has other state-of-the-art technology, including connections for laptops at each seat in the classrooms, web access at each carrel in the library, and video conferencing and distance learning facilities. Our graduates are employed at the major law firms in West Virginia, are members of the judiciary, and hold important positions in government. They are also in major law firms from New York City to Hong Kong, Rome to Pittsburgh and San Diego to Richmond. Many graduates also run their own offices and work tirelessly for those who have little or no money but desperately need legal representation.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1952

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Court Name: 

West Virginia Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/13/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/31/1994
Termination Date: 
9/30/2005
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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