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Jones, James Parker

Born 1940 in Tampa, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on December 12, 1995, to a seat vacated by James H. Michael, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1996, and received commission on August 1, 1996. Served as chief judge, 2004-2010.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2015-present
Judge, Alien Terrorist Removal Court, 2016-present

Duke University, A.B., 1962
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1965

Professional Career:

Assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1965-1966
Law clerk, Hon. Clement Haynsworth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1966-1968
Private practice, Abingdon, Virginia, 1968-1971
Private practice, Bristol, Virginia, 1971-1995
State senator, Virginia, 1983-1988
Member, Virginia State Board of Education, 1990-1996
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2007-2011

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, May 16, 1979; no Senate vote