The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
U.S. District Court in West Virginia

U.S. District Judges for West Virginia, 1864-1905 (may be incomplete!)
John Jay Jackson, Jr. 1864-1901 Alston G. Dayton 1905

U.S. District Judges for the Northern District of West Virginia, 1921-2017 (may be incomplete!)
William E. Baker 1921-54 Herbert S. Boreman 1954-59 Charles Ferguson Paul 1960-65 Robert E. Maxwell 1965-95 Charles H. Haden II 1975-83 Fred P. Stamp, Jr. 1990-2006 W. Craig Broadwater 1996- John Preston Bailey 2007-

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1954 Apr 3: William E. Baker, took senior status.
  • 1965 Feb 17: Charles Ferguson Paul, died in office.
  • 1995 Jul 19: Robert E. Maxwell, took senior status.
  • 2006 Nov 1: Fred P. Stamp, Jr., took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1901-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Benjamin Franklin Keller 1901-21 George W. McClintic 1921-41 Ben Moore 1941-58 John A. Field, Jr. 1959-71 Kenneth Keller Hall 1971-76 Charles H. Haden II 1975-2004 John T. Copenhaver, Jr. 1976- William M. Kidd 1979-90 Robert J. Staker 1979-94 Elizabeth V. Hallanan 1984-96 Irene Cornelia Berger 2009-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1921 Aug 8: Benjamin Franklin Keller, died in office.
  • 1941 Mar 1: George W. McClintic, took senior status.
  • 1958 Sep 25: Ben Moore, died in office.
  • 1994 Dec 31: Robert J. Staker, took senior status.
  • 2004 Mar 20: Charles H. Haden II, died in office.
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