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Copenhaver, John Thomas, Jr.
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Nominated by Gerald Ford on August 26, 1976, to a seat vacated by Kenneth K. Hall. Confirmed by the Senate on September 1, 1976, and received commission on September 3, 1976. Assumed senior status on November 1, 2018.
Other Federal Judicial Service:
Referee in Bankruptcy, Southern District of West Virginia, 1958-1973
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of West Virginia, 1973-1976
West Virginia University, A.B., 1947
West Virginia University College of Law, LL.B., 1950
U.S. Army, 1944-1946
Law clerk, Hon. Ben Moore, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1950-1951
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1951-1958
Adjunct professor, West Virginia University College of Law, 1970-1976
Faculty member, Federal Judicial Center, 1970-1976