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Robert Cameron Broomfield, American federal judge. Bar: Arizona 1961, United States District Court Arizona 1961. Recipient Faculty award National Judicial College, 1979, Distinguished Jurist award Mississippi State University, 1986, Distinguished Citizen award University Arizona Alumni Association, 2006.


Broomfield, Robert Cameron was born on June 18, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of David Campbell and Mabel Margaret (Van Deventer) Broomfield.


Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, University Arizona, 1961.


Clerk, bailiff for Judge Jack D. H. Hays Arizona Superior Court, 1961—1962. Associate Carson, Messinger, Elliot, Laughlin & Ragan, Phoenix, 1962-1965, partner, 1966-1971. Judge Arizona Superior Court, 1971-1985, presiding judge, 1974-1985.

Judge United States District Court Arizona, 1985—1994, chief judge, 1994-1999, senior judge, since 1999. Judge Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), 2002—2009. Faculty National Judicial College, Reno, 1975-1982.


Advisory board Boy Scouts American, Phoenix, 1968-1975. Training committee Arizona Academy, Phoenix, 1980-1991. President Paradise Valley School Board, Phoenix, 1969-1970.

Board directors Phoenix Together, 1982-1987, Crisis Nursery, Phoenix, 1976-1981. Chairman 9th Circuit Task Force on Court Reporting, 1988-1991. Space and facilities committee United States Judicial Conference, 1987-1993, chairman, 1989-1993, chairman security, space and facilities committee, 1993-1995, budget committee, since 1997, chairman economy subcommittee, since 2003.

Founding member Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court, 1988-1994. Member American Bar Association (chairman National Conference State Trial Judges 1983-1984, president National Conference Metropolitan Courts 1978-1979, chairman board directors 1980-1982, Justice Tom Clark award 1980, board directors National Center for State Courts 1980-1985, Distinguished Service award 1986), Arizona Bar Association, Maricopa County Bar Association (Distinguished Public Service award 1980), Arizona Judges Association (president 1981-1982), American Judicature Society (special citation 1985), Maricopa County Medical Society (Distinguished Service medal 1979), Rotary.


Married Cuma Lorena Cecil, August 3, 1958. Children: Robert Cameron Junior, Alyson Paige, Scott McKinley.