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James Clifton Roberson, American judge. Bar: Virginia 1954, United States District Court (western district) Virginia 1957, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1966, United States Supreme Court 1966. Member of American Bar Association, Wise County Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Bar Association, Shriner, Mason, Lions Club.

Background

Roberson, James Clifton was born on March 26, 1928 in Pound, Virginia, United States. Son of Heber and Ida M. (Mullins) Roberson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Virginia, 1952. Juris Doctor, University Richmond, 1954.

Career

Bar: Virginia 1954, United States District Court (western district) Virginia 1957, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1966, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966. Assistant director statutory research and drafting Commonwealthof Virginia, Richmond, 1954-1956. Assistant commonwealth attorney Wise County, Wise, Virginia, 1956-1962.

Assistant United State Attorneys western district of Virginia, Roanoke, 1962-1966;partner Mullins, Winston & Roberson, Norton, Virginia, 1966-1982. Judge, juvenile and domestic relations District Court of Wise County, Wise, Virginia, since 1982. Chairman advising committee Clinch Valley College, Wise, Virginia, 1975-1983.

Religion

People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

Politics

There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.

Views

The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.

Membership

Member of American Bar Association, Wise County Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Bar Association, Shriner, Mason, Lions Club.

Connections

Married Frances Cantrell Roberson, June 9, 1952. Children: Amy, Cliff, Lisa.