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Richard Mansfield Bilby

Biography of Richard Mansfield Bilby

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Bilby
  • First Name: Richard
  • Middle Name: Mansfield
  • Date of Birth: May , 29 , 1931
  • Place of Birth (POB): Tucson , Arizona (US-AZ, AZ, 04, Ariz., Az.)
  • Date of Death: August , 11 , 1998
  • Place of Death (POD): Flagstaff , Arkansas (US-AR, AR, 05, Ark.)izona (US-AZ, AZ, 04, Arkansas (US-AR, AR, 05, Ark.)iz., Az.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Richard Mansfield Bilby Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 06/05/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Frey , William C.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 06/05/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 09/11/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/25/1979
  • Commission Date: 09/26/1979
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1984
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1990
  • Retirement from Active Service: 05/29/1996
  • Date of Termination: 08/11/1998
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Richard Mansfield Bilby in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Arizona
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1955

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Michigan Law School
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1958

Richard Mansfield Bilby Career Path


  • U.S. Army corporal, 1952-1954
  • Law clerk, Hon. R.H. Chambers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1958-1959
  • Private practice, Tucson, Arizona, 1959-1979
  • Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, August 3, 1976; no Senate vote


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