Dennis Raymond Knapp

Personal

Birthday: 
5/13/1912
Birthplace: 
Bee, WV
Date of Death: 
12/25/1998
Place of Death: 
South Charleston, WV
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Nitro, West Virginia, 1940-1942, 1946-1956
Attorney, U.S. Department of War, 1942-1944
U.S. Army sergeant, 1944-1946
City attorney, Nitro, West Virginia, 1948-1956
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Kanawha County [West Virginia], 1957-1970

Education

Name of School: 
New River State College (now West Virginia Institute of Technology)
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1932
Name of School - Second: 
West Virginia University
Degree - Second: 
M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1934
Name of School - Third: 

West Virginia University Law School

The West Virginia University College of Law offers a curriculum which blends skills, perspectives, and substantive law courses in a supportive learning environment. WVU is recognized nationally as a leader in providing a student-centered learning experience. The Law Center provides access to the Internet through a wireless network and has other state-of-the-art technology, including connections for laptops at each seat in the classrooms, web access at each carrel in the library, and video conferencing and distance learning facilities. Our graduates are employed at the major law firms in West Virginia, are members of the judiciary, and hold important positions in government. They are also in major law firms from New York City to Hong Kong, Rome to Pittsburgh and San Diego to Richmond. Many graduates also run their own offices and work tirelessly for those who have little or no money but desperately need legal representation.

Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1940

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Court Name: 

West Virginia Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/18/1970
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/25/1983
Termination Date: 
12/25/1998
Termination Reason: 
Death
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