Robert Lynn Batts

Robert Lynn Batts (November 1, 1864 – May 19, 1935) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Robert Lynn Batts
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
February 5, 1917 – August 22, 1919
Appointed byWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byAndrew Phelps McCormick
Succeeded byNathan Philemon Bryan
Personal details
Born
Robert Lynn Batts

(1864-11-01)November 1, 1864
Bastrop, Texas
DiedMay 19, 1935(1935-05-19) (aged 70)
EducationUniversity of Texas School of Law (LL.B.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Bastrop, Texas, Batts received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Texas School of Law in 1886 and entered private practice in Bastrop from 1886 to 1891. He was an assistant state attorney general of Texas from 1891 to 1893. He was then a professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin from 1893 to 1900. He was in private practice in Austin, Texas from 1900 to 1917.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Batts was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on January 17, 1917, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by Judge Andrew Phelps McCormick. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 5, 1917, and received his commission the same day. Batts resigned on August 22, 1919.[1]

Post judicial service and deathEdit

Batts was general counsel to Gulf Oil from 1919 to 1923. He returned to private practice in Austin from 1924 to 1935. He died on May 19, 1935.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Andrew Phelps McCormick
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1917–1919
Succeeded by
Nathan Philemon Bryan