Robert Smith Vance

Personal

Birthday: 
5/10/1931
Birthplace: 
Talladega, AL
Date of Death: 
12/16/1989
Place of Death: 
Mountain Brook, AL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
University of Alabama
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1950
Name of School - Second: 

University of Alabama School of Law

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1952
Name of School - Third: 

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1955

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Court Name: 

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/15/1977
Termination Date: 
10/1/1981
Termination Reason: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
10/1/1981
Termination Date - Second: 
12/16/1989
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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