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Johnson, William Paul
Born 1959 in Roanoke, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by John E. Conway. Confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 2001, and received commission on December 21, 2001.

Virginia Military Institute, B.A., 1981
Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve, 1981-1990
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1985-1986
Private practice, Roswell, New Mexico, 1986-1995
Judge, New Mexico District Court, Fifth Judicial District, 1995-2001

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, August 2, 2001; no Senate vote


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