Joseph Robert Goodwin

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Joseph Robert Goodwin
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Assumed office
May 10, 1995
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Robert Jackson Staker
Personal details
Born 1942 (age 79–80)
Ripley, West Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater West Virginia University (B.S.)
West Virginia University College of Law (J.D.)

Joseph Robert Goodwin (born 1942) is a United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Early life and education

Born in Ripley, West Virginia, Goodwin received a B.S. from West Virginia University in 1965 and was in the United States Army, Adjutant General Corps during the Vietnam War, from 1965 to 1967. He received a J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law in 1970.

Career

Goodwin was a city attorney for Ripley from 1971 to 1972, and was than a municipal judge for the city until 1973. He then entered private practice in Charleston, West Virginia, until 1995.

Judicial service

On February 28, 1995, Goodwin was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia vacated by the retirement of Robert Jackson Staker. Goodwin was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 8, 1995, and received his commission on May 10, 1995. He became chief judge of the district in 2007.

Personal

Goodwin's son, R. Booth Goodwin, was appointed in 2010 by President Barack Obama to serve as United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia.[1] Goodwin's nephew is former West Virginia Senator Carte Goodwin.[2]

References

  1. "Alumni Spotight: Robert Booth Goodwin". West Virginia University, College of Business & Economics. Retrieved March 27, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Manchin Taps Carte Goodwin for Senate Seat". The State Journal. July 16, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Jackson Staker
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
1995–present
Incumbent