Robert L. Shevin

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Robert Shevin
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Attorney General of Florida
In office
January 5, 1971 – January 2, 1979
Governor Reubin Askew
Preceded by Earl Faircloth
Succeeded by James C. Smith
Judge of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal
In office
1996–2005
Nominated by Lawton Chiles
Personal details
Born January 19, 1934
Miami, Florida
Died July 11, 2005(2005-07-11) (aged 71)
Political party Democratic
Profession Lawyer

Robert L. Shevin (January 19, 1934 – July 11, 2005) was the Florida Attorney General from 1971 until 1979 and a judge on the Florida Third District Court of Appeal.[1]

Background

Robert Shevin was born in Miami, Florida. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1955, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami in 1957.[1] He also attended New York University School of Law.[when?]

Shevin was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1964 and the Florida State Senate in 1966. He was elected Attorney General in 1970 and re-elected in 1974. Shevin was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Florida in 1978. He led the first round of the Democratic Primary, but was defeated in the runoff by Bob Graham.[2]

Florida Legislature

He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1964 to 1966 and the Florida Senate from 1966 to 1970.

Judicial Service

He served as Judge for the Florida Third District Court of Appeal from 1996 to 2005. He was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Biography of Judge Robert L. Shevin". flcourts.org. Florida Third District Court of Appeal. Retrieved 13 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Sainz, Adrian (13 July 2005). "Ex-attorney general, governor candidate Shevin dies". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Patrick Dorsey. Retrieved 13 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Legal offices
Preceded by
Earl Faircloth
Florida Attorney General
1971–1979
Succeeded by
James C. Smith