History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Kiser, Jackson L.
Born 1929 in Welch, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on November 4, 1981, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on December 3, 1981, and received commission on December 3, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1993-1997. Assumed senior status on April 30, 1997.

Education:
Concord College, B.A., 1951
Washington and Lee University School of Law, LL.B., 1952

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1952-1955
U.S. Army Reserve captain, 1955-1961
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1956-1958
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Virginia, 1958-1961
Private practice, Martinsville, Virginia, 1961-1982

 

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