William Paul Johnson

Personal

Birthday: 
1959
Birthplace: 
Roanoke, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army Reserve, 1981-1990
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1985-1986
Private practice, Roswell, New Mexico, 1986-1995
Judge, New Mexico District Court, Fifth Judicial District, 1995-2001

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, August 2, 2001; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Virginia Military Institute
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1981
Name of School - Second: 

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University's School of Law was one of just 12 of the nation's top 30 law schools to post black enrollment gains over the past decade, and one of four with gains exceeding 15 percent, with an increase of 33% from 1997 to 2006.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1985

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Court Name: 

New Mexico District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/21/2001
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