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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.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2007-2014; presiding judge, 2013-2014

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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