Roby Calvin Thompson

Personal

Birthday: 
3/30/1898
Birthplace: 
Saltville, VA
Date of Death: 
7/29/1960
Place of Death: 
Abingdon, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Abingdon, Virginia, 1922-1957
Deputy clerk, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1928-1938
Commonwealth attorney, Washington County, Virginia, 1939-1947
City attorney, Abingdon, Virginia, 1940-1957

Education

Name of School: 

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: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1922

Judicial Career

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

Virginia Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
8/30/1957
Termination Date: 
7/29/1960
Termination Reason: 
Death
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