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Wilson, Samuel Grayson

Born 1949 in Norfolk, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on March 6, 1990, to a seat vacated by Glen M. Williams. Confirmed by the Senate on May 11, 1990, and received commission on May 14, 1990. Served as chief judge, 1997-2004. Service terminated on July 31, 2014, due to retirement.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 1976-1981

University of Richmond, B.A., 1971
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:

Assistant commonwealth's attorney, Roanoke, Virginia, 1974-1976
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Virginia, 1976
Private practice, Roanoke, Virginia, 1981-1990
Visiting scholar, College of Law, National Taiwan University, 2014-2015