Robert H. Whaley


Robert H. Whaley (born 1943) is a United States federal judge. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, Whaley received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1965, and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 1968. Whaley was in the United States Marine Corps in 1968, and in private practice of law in Georgia from 1968 to 1969. He became a trial attorney for the Land and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1969 to 1971, and then an assistant United States Attorney for the of Eastern District of Washington until 1972. He returned to private practice in Spokane, Washington from 1972 to 1992. Whaley also tried a case in front of the Supreme Court of the United States, Texaco Inc. v. Hasbrouck. The case was decided on June 14, 1990. Whaley was a judge on the Superior Court of Spokane County, Washington from 1992 to 1995. On May 24, 1995, President Bill Clinton nominated Whaley to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington vacated by Justin L. Quackenbush. Whaley was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 30, 1995, and received his commission the same day. He became chief judge of the District in 2005. He  ( Wikipedia article )


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