History of the Federal Judiciary


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Copenhaver, John Thomas Jr.
Born 1925 in Charleston, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Nominated by Gerald Ford on August 26, 1976, to a seat vacated by Kenneth K. Hall. Confirmed by the Senate on September 1, 1976, and received commission on September 3, 1976.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of West Virginia, 1973-1976

Education:
West Virginia University, A.B., 1947
West Virginia University College of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1944-1946
Law clerk, Hon. Ben Moore, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1950-1951
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1951-1958
Referee in bankruptcy, Southern District of West Virginia, 1958-1973
Adjunct professor, West Virginia University College of Law, 1970-1976
Faculty member, Federal Judicial Center, 1970-1976

 

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