Mary Lou Robinson

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Mary Lou Robinson
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Assumed office
February 11, 2016
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
In office
April 26, 1979 – February 11, 2016
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Personal details
Born (1926-08-26) August 26, 1926 (age 92)
Dodge City, Kansas
Education University of Texas at Austin (B.A.)
University of Texas School of Law (LL.B.)

Mary Lou Robinson (born August 26, 1926)[1] is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Dodge City, Kansas, Robinson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1948 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Texas School of Law in 1950. She was in private practice in Amarillo, Texas from 1950 to 1955. She was a judge of the County Court for Potter County, Texas from 1955 to 1958. She was a judge of the 108th District Court of Texas in Amarillo from 1961 to 1973. She was a Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals for the Seventh Supreme Judicial District of Texas from 1973 to 1979. She was Chief Justice from 1977 to 1979.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Robinson was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on February 23, 1979, to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 24, 1979, and received her commission on April 26, 1979. She assumed senior status on February 11, 2016.[2] She assumed inactive senior status effective May 1, 2018.[3]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
1979–2016
Vacant