Samuel Wilson

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Samuel Wilson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   5/14/1990-Present
Chief:   1997-2004
Preceded by:   Glen Williams
Past post:   Magistrate Judge, Western District of Virginia
Past term:   1976-1981
Personal History
Born:   1949
Hometown:   Norfolk, VA
Undergraduate:   University of Richmond, 1971
Law School:   Wake Forest Law, 1974

Samuel Wilson is 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.[1]

Education

Wilson graduated from the University of Richmond with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law with his J.D. degree in 1974.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

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 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 previously served as chief judge of the court, from 1997 to 2004.[1] Samuel Wilson plans to retire, instead of taking senior status, on August 1, 2014 shortly after turning 65. He plans to move to Taiwan and teach American criminal justice at the National Taiwan University.[2]

Magistrate - Western District of Virginia

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 before resigning in 1981 to enter into private practice.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Glen Williams
Western District of Virginia
1990–Current
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
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