Party affiliation: Republican
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.
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.
Denomination: Roman Catholic