John Preston Bailey

Personal

Birthday: 
1951
Birthplace: 
Wheeling, WV
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Charles H. Haden II, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, 1976-1978
Private practice, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1978-2007
Assistant prosecutor, Ohio County, West Virginia, 1985-1986
Special assistant prosecutor, Marshall County, West Virginia, 1985-1990

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, June 28, 2006; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Dartmouth College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1973
Name of School - Second: 

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

Judicial Career

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

West Virginia Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/19/2007
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