Thomas Johnston

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Thomas Johnston
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Station:   Charleston, WV
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   04/17/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   Charles Haden II
Personal History
Born:   1967
Hometown:   Charleston, WV
Undergraduate:   West Virginia U., B.A., 1989
Law School:   West Virginia U. Law, J.D., 1992



Thomas Johnston is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Johnston graduated from West Virginia University with his bachelor's degree in 1989 and with his Juris Doctor degree in 1992.[1]

Professional career

Johnston was a law clerk for federal judge Frederick Stamp in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia from 1992 to 1994. Johnston entered private practice in West Virginia from 1994 to 2001.[1] In 2001, Johnston was nominated by President George W. Bush to U.S. Attorney for the Northern Distict of West Virginia and served as Chief Federal Prosecutor for the Northern Region of West Virginia including the City of Wheeling.[2]

Judicial career

Southern District of West Virginia

Johnston was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia by President George W. Bush on September 28, 2005, to a seat vacated by Charles Haden II. Johnston was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 6, 2006 and received commission on April 17, 2006.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Charles Haden II
Southern District of West Virginia
2006–Current
Seat #2T
Succeeded by:
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