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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:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   5/14/1990-7/31/2014
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 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.[1] Wilson left the federal court to teach at National Taiwan University on August 1, 2014.[2]

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 served as chief judge of the court, from 1997 to 2004.[1] 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.[3]

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. He resigned in 1981 to enter into private practice.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Glen Williams
Western District of Virginia
1990–2014
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
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