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Field, John A., Jr.

Born March 22, 1910, in Charleston, WV
Died December 16, 1995, in Naples, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 11, 1959, to a seat vacated by Ben Moore. Confirmed by the Senate on August 12, 1959, and received commission on August 13, 1959. Served as chief judge, 1959-1971. Service terminated on October 7, 1971, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 8, 1971, to a seat vacated by Herman Stephenson Boreman. Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 1971, and received commission on September 22, 1971. Assumed senior status on April 1, 1976. Service terminated on December 16, 1995, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 1982-1989

Hampden-Sydney College, A.B., 1932
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1935

Professional Career:

Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1935-1943, 1947-1957
U.S. Navy, 1944-1946
Member, Charleston [West Virginia] City Council, 1947-1955; president, 1951-1955
Republican candidate for attorney general, State of West Virginia, 1956
Tax commissioner, State of West Virginia, 1957-1959