Robert M. Randolph was born across the street from the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and attended Johann Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main in the Federal Republic of Germany, and then received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Texas Law School.
Mr. Randolph served with the U.S. Army Intelligence Service as a First Lieutenant in the Counter-Intelligence Corps during the Berlin Wall and Cuban Missile Crises. Upon leaving the military, he embarked on a 35-year career as a civil law attorney, the last twenty spent as chief of litigation in a 50–70 member firm in Fort Worth, Texas. Upon retiring, he ranched his own lands in Texas.
Mr. Randolph was an active Episcopalian for more than 40 years, serving as vestryman, senior warden, diocesan trustee, University of the South trustee, trustee and Chairman of Trustees for St. Thomas More College in Fort Worth, deputy to General Conventions, and Chancellor of the Episcopal Synod of America. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1996 and has served on parish councils and as a Eucharistic minister. Mr. Randolph is a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Order of Malta, a member of St. Patrick Cathedral parish in Fort Worth, and a member of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
Mr. Randolph currently lives in Weatherford, Texas, with his wife, Stephanie.