History of the Federal Judiciary


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Walton, Reggie B.
Born 1949 in North Charleroi, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Stanley Sporkin. Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 2001, and received commission on September 24, 2001. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2015.

Education:
West Virginia State College, B.A., 1971
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, Defender Association of Philadelphia [Pennsylvania], 1974-1976
Assistant U.S. attorney and executive assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1976-1981
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1981-1989, 1991-2001
Associate director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, 1989-1991
Senior White House advisor for crime, Executive Office of the President, 1991

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, June 20, 2001; no Senate vote

 

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