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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||04/17/2006 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Charles Haden II|
|Home State:||Charleston, WV|
|Bachelors:||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.
Early life and education
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. 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.
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.
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|Federal judicial offices|
Charles Haden II
|Southern District of West Virginia
|Magistrate judges||Clarke VanDervort • Cheryl Eifert • Dwane Tinsley •|
|Former Article III judges||
Benjamin Franklin Keller • George Warwick McClintic • Harry Watkins • Sidney Christie • Charles Haden II • William Kidd • John Field • Kenneth Hall • Elizabeth Hallanan • Dennis Knapp • Ben Moore • Robert Staker •
|Former Chief judges|