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Charles Buford Roscopf

Charles Buford Roscopf, American lawyer. Bar: Arkansas bar 1954, United States District Cts 1955, 64, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar 1965.


  • Roscopf, Charles Buford was born on April 21, 1928 in Marvell, Arkansas, United States. Son of Emmett Lee and Sally Virginia (King) Roscopf.

  • Education

    • Student, Hendrix College, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1954.


    • Private practice, Helena, Arkansas, since 1954. Associate firm Burke, Moore & Burke, 1954-1958. Partner firm Burke & Roscopf, 1958-1964.

      Senior partner Roscopf and Roscopf, P.A., since 1964. Member Arkansas House of Representatives, 1953-1958. Delegate Arkansas Constitutional Convention, 1968.

      Member Arkansas Probate Drafting Committee. Member Arkansas State Board Law Examiners, 1973-1979. Special justice Arkansas Supreme Court.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arkansas bar 1954, United States District Cts 1955, 64, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar 1965.


    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


    In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

    Denomination: Methodist


    All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.


    Served with United States Navy, 1946-1948. Served with United States Air Force Reserve, 1962-1968. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Arkansas Bar Foundation (president 1995-1996).

    Member American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association (president 1990-1991), American Law Institute, Rotary (Paul Harris fellow), Masons, Shriners, Kappa Sigma.


    • Married Mary Anne Maddox, August 22, 1954. Children– Charles David. Ann Karen.
    • father: Emmett Lee Roscopf
    • mother: Sally Virginia (King) Roscopf
    • spouse: Mary Anne Maddox
    • child: Charles David Roscopf
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    Born April 21, 1928