Robert C. Belloni

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Robert C. Belloni
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
In office
April 4, 1984 November 3, 1999
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
In office
1971–1976
Preceded by Gus J. Solomon
Succeeded by Otto Richard Skopil Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
In office
April 4, 1967 April 4, 1984
Appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by William G. East
Succeeded by Edward Leavy
Personal details
Born
Robert Clinton Belloni

(1919-04-04)April 4, 1919
Riverton, Oregon
DiedNovember 3, 1999(1999-11-03) (aged 80)
San Mateo, California
Education University of Oregon (B.A.)
University of Oregon School of Law (J.D.)

Robert Clinton Belloni (April 4, 1919 – November 3, 1999) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. He was instrumental in upholding Native American fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest.

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Education and career

Belloni was from Myrtle Point, Oregon. Some sources state that he was born in Riverton, Oregon. [1] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon in 1941 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1951. He was a lieutenant in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946. He entered private practice in Coquille, Oregon from 1951 to 1952, then practiced in Myrtle Point from 1952 to 1957. He was a City Councilman for Myrtle Point from 1953 to 1957, and was the Mayor of Myrtle Point in 1957. He served as a Judge of the Oregon Circuit Court for Coos County and Curry County from 1957 to 1967. [2]

Federal judicial service

Belloni was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on February 21, 1967, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Oregon vacated by Judge William G. East. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 4, 1967, and received his commission on April 4, 1967. He served as Chief Judge from 1971 to 1976. He assumed senior status on April 4, 1984. [2] He took inactive senior status in 1995. His service terminated on November 3, 1999, due to his death of congestive heart failure in a retirement home in San Mateo, California. [3]

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References

  1. Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Bell-metereau to Benedick". politicalgraveyard.com.
  2. 1 2 Robert Clinton Belloni at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges , a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center .
  3. Pace, Eric. "Robert C. Belloni, 80, Judge Who Upheld Indian Fishing Rights".
  4. "Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission - US v Oregon".
Legal offices
Preceded by
William G. East
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
1967–1984
Succeeded by
Edward Leavy
Preceded by
Gus J. Solomon
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon
1971–1976
Succeeded by
Otto Richard Skopil Jr.