John D. Bates

Personal

Birthday: 
1946
Birthplace: 
Elizabeth, NJ
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1968-1971
Law clerk, Hon. Roszel C. Thomsen, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1976-1977
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1977-1980, 1998-2001
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1980-1997; chief, Civil Division, 1987-1997
Deputy independent counsel, Whitewater investigation, 1995-1997
Director, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, 2013-

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, June 20, 2001; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Wesleyan University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1968
Name of School - Second: 

University of Maryland, School of Law

The School of Law's commitment to and support of the pursuit of justice extends beyond this core curricular requirement. Four academic specialty centers in intellectual property, mediation, health and homeland security and tobacco control each have a public service mission, operating as a resource to national and local communities on these issues. Public conferences for the academic community, bench and bar address critical issues facing the legal system. A wide array of student organizations support public service projects, helping students make a difference in the local community. The student-run Maryland Public Interest Law Project provides summer grants for students to work at public interest organizations.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1976

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Court Name: 

District of Columbia District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/14/2001
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/12/2014
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