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V. Robert Payant

V. Robert Payant, American legal association administrator, educator, judge. Bar: Wisconsin 1956, Michigan 1957, Nevada 1985. Board directors Nevada Catholic Conference, since 2000; Member American Bar Association, Nevada Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Knights of Columbus.

Background

  • Payant, V. Robert was born on June 25, 1932 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States. Son of Vital Alexander and Anna Jane (Freele) Payant.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in English, Marquette University, 1954. Juris Doctor, Marquette University, 1956.

    Career

    • Attorney City of Iron Mountain (Michigan), 1959-1963. Probate judge County of Dickinson, Iron Mountain, 1963-1968. 95th district judge State of Michigan, 1968-1977, 41st circuit judge., 1977-1982, court administrator Lansing, Michigan, 1985-1988.

      Associate dean National Judicial College, Reno, 1982-1985, dean, 1990-1994, president, 1994-1998, president emeritus, since 1999, member faculty, since 1973.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Wisconsin 1956, Michigan 1957, Nevada 1985.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors Nevada Catholic Conference, since 2000. Member American Bar Association, Nevada Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Knights of Columbus.

    Personality

    Interests

    Amateur theatrics, swimming, camping.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Henneberry, June 23, 1956. Children: Margaret, Thomas More, Mary Adele, Ned, Robert.
    • father: Vital Alexander Payant
    • mother: Anna Jane (Freele) Payant
    • spouse: Virginia Henneberry
    • children: Margaret Payant
    • Thomas More Payant
    • Mary Adele Payant
    • Ned Payant
    • Robert Payant
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