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U.S. District Courts for the Districts of West Virginia: Succession Charts

U.S. District Court for the District of West Virginia
June 11, 1864
13 Stat. 124 1
Jackson, John J., Jr. 2
1864-1901
1. The act of June 11, 1864, 13 Stat. 124, transferred this judgeship from the Western District of Virginia.
2. The act of January 22, 1901, 31 Stat. 736, transferred this judgeship to the Northern District of West Virginia.

 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
January 22, 1901
31 Stat. 736 1
June 22, 1936
49 Stat. 1805
January 14, 1983
96 Stat. 2601 3
December 1, 1990
104 Stat. 5089
Jackson, John J., Jr.
1901-1905
Watkins, Harry E.
1937-1963
Kidd, William M.
1983-1990
Keeley, Irene P. M.
1992-2017
Dayton, Alston G.
1905-1920
Christie, Sidney L.
1964-1974
Stamp, Frederick P., Jr.
1990-2006
Kleeh, Thomas S.
2018-
Baker, William E.
1921-1954
Haden, Charles H., II 2
1975-1983
Bailey, John P.
2007-
 
Boreman, Herbert S.
1954-1959
     
Paul, Charles F.
1960-1965
     
Maxwell, Robert E.
1965-1995
     
Broadwater, W. Craig
1996-2006
     
Groh, Gina M.
2012-
     
1. The act of January 22, 1901, 31 Stat. 736, transferred this judgeship from the District of West Virginia.
2. The act of January 14, 1983, 96 Stat. 2601, assigned this judgeship exclusively to the Southern District of West Virginia.
3. The act of January 14, 1983, 96 Stat. 2601, transferred this judgeship from the Southern District of West Virginia.

 

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
January 22, 1901
31 Stat. 736
June 25, 1921
42 Stat. 67
June 22, 1936
49 Stat. 1805
June 2, 1970
84 Stat. 294
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
December 1, 1990
104 Stat. 5089
Keller, Benjamin F. 1
1901-1921
McClintic, George W.
1921-1941
Watkins, Harry E.
1937-1963
Knapp, Dennis R.
1970-1983
Staker, Robert J.
1979-1994
Kidd, William M. 2
1979-1983
Faber, David A.
1991-2008
  Moore, Ben
1941-1958
Christie, Sidney L.
1964-1974
Hallanan, Elizabeth V.
1983-1996
Goodwin, Joseph R.
1995-
  Berger, Irene C.
2009-
  Field, John A., Jr.
1959-1971
Haden, Charles H., II
1975-2004
Chambers, Robert C.
1997-
     
  Hall, Kenneth K.
1971-1976
Johnston, Thomas E.
2006-
       
  Copenhaver, John T., Jr.
1976-2018
         
  Volk, Frank W.
2019-
         
1. The act of June 25, 1921, 42 Stat. 67, authorized a temporary judgeship for the court and provided that the next vacancy in the district not be filled. In accordance with the statute, no successor to Benjamin Keller was appointed.
2. The act of January 14, 1983, 96 Stat. 2601, transferred this judgeship to the Northern District of West Virginia.

 

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