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Johnson, William Paul

Born 1959 in Roanoke, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the 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. Served as chief judge, 2018-present.

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
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2023-present

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

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