Biographical information on Robert Wilkins, federal judge

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Posted: Mar 07, 2016 3:44 AM

NAME — Robert Leon Wilkins

AGE — 52

CURRENT POSITION — Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

PROFESSIONAL — Before becoming a federal judge in 2010, Wilkins worked at a law firm and served as a public defender in Washington. He was elevated to the appeals court in 2014.

EDUCATION — A degree in chemical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, Harvard Law School.

FAMILY — Married, two sons

OF NOTE — Advocated for the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in Washington in September.