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James Clifton Roberson

James Clifton Roberson, American judge. Bar: Virginia 1954, United States District Court (western district) Virginia 1957, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1966, United States Supreme Court 1966. Member of American Bar Association, Wise County Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Bar Association, Shriner, Mason, Lions Club.

Background

  • Roberson, James Clifton was born on March 26, 1928 in Pound, Virginia, United States. Son of Heber and Ida M. (Mullins) Roberson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Virginia, 1952. Juris Doctor, University Richmond, 1954.

    Career

    • Assistant director statutory research and drafting Commonwealth Virginia, Richmond, 1954—1956. Assistant commonwealth attorney Wise County, Virginia, 1956—1962. Assistant United States attorney western district Virginia Roanoke, 1962—1966.

      Partner Mullins, Winston & Roberson, Norton, 1966—1982. Judge, juvenile and domestic relations District Court Wise County, from 1982. Chairman advisory committee Clinch Valley College, Wise, Virginia, 1975—1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1954, United States District Court (western district) Virginia 1957, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1966, United States Supreme Court 1966.

    Politics

    Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, Wise County Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Bar Association, Shriner, Mason, Lions Club.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Cantrell Roberson, June 9, 1952. Children: Amy, Cliff, Lisa.
    • father: Heber Roberson
    • mother: Ida M. (Mullins) Roberson
    • spouse: Frances Cantrell Roberson
    • children: Amy Roberson
    • Cliff Roberson
    • Lisa Roberson
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    Born March 26, 1928
    Died January 16, 2004
    (aged 75)
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