History of the Federal Judiciary

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Bailey, John Preston
Born 1951 in Wheeling, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on March 15, 2007, and received commission on March 19, 2007. Served as chief judge, 2008-2015.

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1973
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Charles H. Haden II, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, 1976-1978
Private practice, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1978-2007
Assistant prosecutor, Ohio County, West Virginia, 1985-1986
Special assistant prosecutor, Marshall County, West Virginia, 1985-1990

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, June 28, 2006; no Senate vote


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