Robert Reynold Merhige Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
2/5/1919
Birthplace: 
New York, NY
Date of Death: 
2/18/2005
Place of Death: 
Richmond, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1942-1945
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1945-1967
Law teacher, Smithdeal-Massey School of Law, 1945-1948
Vice president and general counsel, Crass Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 1952-1955
Lecturer, University of Virginia, 1968-1972
Adjunct professor, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, 1973-1976

Education

Name of School: 

University of Richmond School of Law

Richmond is fortunate to have a wonderful faculty, a diverse group of superb lawyer-educators who pursue with genuine zeal their multi-faceted roles as teachers, researchers and civic servants. Our mission at Richmond is far more ambitious than the graduation of students able to pass a bar exam. Our mission is to instill in students the values that will help them lead good and meaningful lives and to inspire students to live lives guided by the highest traditions and aspirations of our profession.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1942
Name of School - Second: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Second: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Second: 
1982

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Court Name: 

Virginia Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/25/1967
Retirement from Active Service: 
11/30/1986
Termination Date: 
6/8/1998
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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