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John Conway

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John Conway
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   6/16/1986 - 9/1/2000
Chief:   1994 - 2000
Senior:   9/1/2000 - 6/1/2014
Preceded by:   Bobby Baldock
Succeeded by:   William P. Johnson
Personal History
Born:   1934
Hometown:   Joplin, MO
Deceased:   6/1/2014
Undergraduate:   U.S. Naval Academy, 1956
Law School:   Washburn University Law, 1963

John Conway was a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. He joined the court in 1986 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Conway was a judge serving on senior status until his death on June 1, 2014, at the age of 79.[1][2]

Early life and education

Conway graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland with his bachelor's degree in 1956 and graduated from the Washburn University School of Law with his law degree in 1963.[1]

Military service

From 1956 to 1960, Conway served in the US Navy as part of a post graduation active duty service commitment upon graduation from the Naval Academy, and also served in the Navy Reserve from 1960 to 1970.[1]

Professional career

From 1963 to 1986, Conway was an attorney in the State of New Mexico. Conway a member of the New Mexico State Senate from 1970 to 1980. Conway was majority leader of the State Senate from 1972 to 1980. He also served as city attorney for Almogordo, New Mexico from 1966 to 1972 on a part-time basis.[1]

Judicial career

District of New Mexico

Conway was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 14, 1986, to a seat vacated by Bobby Ray Baldock as Baldock went on senior status. Conway was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 13, 1986, and received commission on June 16, 1986. He was chief judge of the court from 1994 to 2000 before assuming senior status on September 1, 2000.[1] Conway was succeeded in this position by Judge William P. Johnson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Bobby Baldock
District of New Mexico
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
William P. Johnson