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Knapp, Dennis Raymond

Born May 13, 1912, in Bee, WV
Died December 25, 1998, in South Charleston, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on December 8, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 1970, and received commission on December 18, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1973-1982. Assumed senior status on February 25, 1983. Service terminated on December 25, 1998, due to death.

New River State College (now West Virginia Institute of Technology), A.B., 1932
West Virginia University, M.A., 1934
West Virginia University College of Law, LL.B., 1940

Professional Career:

Private practice, Nitro, West Virginia, 1940-1942, 1946-1956
Attorney, U.S. Department of War, 1942-1944
U.S. Army sergeant, 1944-1946
City attorney, Nitro, West Virginia, 1948-1956
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Kanawha County [West Virginia], 1957-1970