Spottswood William Robinson III
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Received a recess appointment from Lyndon B. Johnson on January 6, 1964, to a seat vacated by James W. Morris; nominated to the same position by Lyndon B. Johnson on February 3, 1964; Confirmed by the Senate on July 1, 1964, and received commission on July 2, 1964. Service terminated on November 8, 1966, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 6, 1966, to a seat vacated by George T. Washington; Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1981-1986. Assumed senior status on September 1, 1989. Service terminated on October 11, 1998, due to death.
Howard University, LL.B., 1939
Faculty, Howard University School of Law, 1939-1948
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1943-1960
Counsel / representative, Virginia NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1948-1950
Southeast regional counsel, NAACP, 1951-1960
Professor / dean, Howard University School of Law, 1960-1963
U.S. Commission of Civil Rights, 1961-1963