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Historical Listing of SDWV Judges by Commission Date

Judges Of The Southern District Of West Virginia

Date of Commission Judge's Name Appointed by President
November 9, 2009 Irene Cornelia Berger Barack Obama
April 17, 2006 Thomas E. Johnston George W. Bush
September 18, 1997 Robert Charles Chambers William J. Clinton
May 10, 1995 Joseph Robert Goodwin William J. Clinton
November 25, 1991 David A. Faber George H.W. Bush
November 14, 1983 Elizabeth Virginia Hallanan Ronald Reagan
December 21, 1979* William Matthew Kidd Jimmy Carter
September 13, 1979 Robert Jackson Staker Jimmy Carter
September 3, 1976 John Thomas Copenhaver, Jr. Gerald Ford
November 21, 1975 Charles Harold Haden II Gerald Ford
December 6, 1971** Kenneth Keller Hall Richard M. Nixon
December 18, 1970 Dennis Raymond Knapp Richard M. Nixon
May 1, 1964 Sidney Lee Christie Lyndon B. Johnson
August 13, 1959*** John A. Field, Jr. Dwight D. Eisenhower
March 27, 1941 Benjamin Franklin Moore Franklin D. Roosevelt
March 3, 1937 Harry Evan Watkins Franklin D. Roosevelt
July 25, 1921 George Warwick McClintic Warren G. Harding
December 17, 1901 Benjamin Franklin Keller William McKinley
August 3, 1861**** John Jay Jackson, Jr. Abraham Lincoln
* Service terminated on January 14, 1983, due to reassignment to the Northern District of West Virginia
** Service terminated on September 26, 1976, due to appointment to U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
*** Service terminated on October 7, 1971, due to appointment to U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
**** Assigned to the District of West Virginia on June 11, 1864, from the Western District of Virginia; served in the District of West Virginia June 11, 1864 until July 1, 1901. Reassigned to the Northern District of West Virginia on July 1, 1901.