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Robert Earl Melton

Robert Earl Melton, American lawyer. Bar: New Mexico 1969, United States District Court (New Mexico) 1969, United States Tax Court 1971, United States Court Appeals (10th Circuit) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1984.

Background

  • Melton, Robert Earl was born on January 4, 1938 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, United States. Son of Lonnie E. and Margaret L. (Blaine) Melton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Western New Mexico University, 1969. Postgraduate, Western New Mexico University, 1962. Juris Doctor, University New Mexico, 1969.

    Career

    • With Kennecott Copper Corporation, Santa Rita, New Mexico, 1956—1966. Served 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1962—1964, United States Army Reserve, 1964—1970. Assistant city attorney Albuquerque, 1969—1971.

      Attorney, 1971—1973; attorney, partner Miller & Melton, 1973—1975, attorney, secretary treasurer, 1975—1978. Attorney, president Melton & Puccini, PA, Albuquerque, since 1978. Secretary, general counsel Amateur Trap shooting Association American, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New Mexico 1969, United States District Court (New Mexico) 1969, United States Tax Court 1971, United States Court Appeals (10th Circuit) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1984.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Active member Sojourners, Fort Mc Clellan, 1963, Junior Chamber of C., Silver City, New Mexico, 1964—1965. Board directors, secretary Pediatric Pulmonary Association American, Albuquerque, 1976—1982, Children's Lung Association American, Albuquerque, 1981—1982. Member of American Bar Association, New Mexico Estate Planning Council, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Albuquerque Bar Association, Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Flois C. Anderson, December 23, 1964. 1 child Robert Earl Junior.
    • father: Lonnie E. Melton
    • mother: Margaret L. (Blaine) Melton
    • spouse: Flois C. Anderson
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