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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Preceded by:||Glen Williams|
|Succeeded by:||Elizabeth K. Dillon|
|Past post:||Magistrate Judge, Western District of Virginia|
|Undergraduate:||University of Richmond, 1971|
|Law School:||Wake Forest Law, 1974|
Samuel Wilson was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. He joined the court in 1990 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Wilson left the federal court to teach at National Taiwan University on August 1, 2014.
- 1981-1990: Attorney, private practice, Roanoke, Virginia
- 1976: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of Virginia
- 1974-1976: Assistant commonwealth's attorney, Roanoke, Virginia
Western District of Virginia
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator John Warner, Wilson was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on March 6, 1990, to a seat vacated by Judge Glen M. Williams as Williams went on senior status. Wilson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 11, 1990, and received commission on May 14, 1990. Wilson served as chief judge of the court, from 1997 to 2004. He retired, instead of taking senior status, on August 1, 2014, shortly after turning 65. He planned to move to Taiwan and teach American criminal justice at the National Taiwan University after his retirement.
Western District of Virginia magistrate
In 1976, Wilson was appointed to a full eight-year term as a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. He resigned in 1981 to enter into private practice.
- Samuel Wilson Biography from the Federal Judicial Center, accessed January 29, 2014
- The Roanoke Times, "Federal judge trades court for classroom," January 26, 2014
|Federal judicial offices|
Glen M. Williams
|Western District of Virginia
Elizabeth K. Dillon
|Magistrate judges||Pamela Sargent • James Welsh • Robert Ballou • Joel C. Hoppe •|
|Former Article III judges||
John George Jackson • Alexander Caldwell • Philip Clayton Pendleton • Isaac Samuels Pennybacker • John White Brockenbrough • John Jay Jackson • Alexander Rives • John Paul • Henry Clay McDowell • James Turk • Glen M. Williams • Samuel Wilson • John Paul, Jr. • Armistead Dobie • Floyd Roberts • Alfred Barksdale • Ted Dalton • James Michael • Thomas Michie • Roby Thompson • Hiram Widener •
|Former Chief judges|