Spottswood William Robinson III

Personal

Birthday: 
7/26/1916
Birthplace: 
Richmond, VA
Date of Death: 
10/11/1998
Place of Death: 
Richmond, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Faculty, Howard University School of Law, 1939-1948, 1960-1963; dean, 1960-1963
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1943-1960
Counsel and representative, Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Virginia NAACP, 1948-1950
Southeast regional counsel, NAACP, 1951-1960
Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1961-1963

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, October 1, 1963; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

Howard University School of Law

Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1939

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Court Name: 

District of Columbia District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/2/1964
Termination Date: 
11/8/1966
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
11/3/1966
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
9/1/1989
Termination Date - Second: 
10/11/1998
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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