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Robert L. Gibbs

Robert L. Gibbs, American judge. Bar: Mississippi 1979, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Mississippi 1979, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979. Recipient award of distinction University Mississippi, Oxford, 1987, Community Service award Alpha Phi Alpha, Jackson, 1993; named Alumni of Year, Parents for Public School, Jackson, 1995.

Background

  • Gibbs, Robert L. was born on July 26, 1954 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Son of William M. and Mary L. (Watson) Gibbs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Tougaloo College, 1976. Juris Doctor, University Mississippi, 1979.

    Career

    • Staff attorney Southeast Mississippi Legal Services, Hattiesburg, 1979-1980. Assistant district attorney Eleventh Circuit District, Cleveland, Mississippi, 1980. Assistant attorney general State of Mississippi, Jackson, 1980-1986, deputy attorney general, 1987-1990.

      Circuit court judge Seventh Circuit District, since 1991. Board directors Arts Alliance of Jackson, Mississippi, New Life for Women, Jackson. Board directors Neo-Ventures, Inc., Jackson.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Mississippi 1979, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Mississippi 1979, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979.

    Politics

    God, in His permissive will, may allow political leaders, both in biblical times and the present day, to enact policies that are opposed to His revealed will.

    Religion

    No one is less important than another, and no one can be thought of as unnecessary. Every single person is vital to God and to each of us.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    The strong feature of Baptism is that prayers are not only led by a minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.

    Membership

    Board directors University Mississippi Alumni Association, Oxford, 1985-1987, Jubilee Jam Foundation, Leadership, Jackson. Member American Trial Lawyers Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Magnolia Bar Association (central district representative, Court Service award 1988), Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Charles Clark Inns of Court (barrister), Tougaloo College Alumni Association, 100 Black Men of Jackson, Inc.

    Personality

    Interests

    Jogging, basketball, softball.

    Connections

    • Married Debra Hendricks, August 29, 1987. Children: Ariana, Justis.
    • father: William M. Gibbs
    • mother: Mary L. (Watson) Gibbs
    • spouse: Debra Hendricks
    • children: Ariana Gibbs
    • Justis Gibbs
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    Born July 26, 1954
    (age 63)
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