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John Thomas Copenhaver Jr.

U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Summary

Born 1925 in Charleston, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Nominated by Gerald Ford on August 26, 1976, to a seat vacated by Kenneth K. Hall. Confirmed by the Senate on September 1, 1976, and received commission on September 3, 1976.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of West Virginia, 1973-1976

Education:
West Virginia University, A.B., 1947
West Virginia University College of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1944-1946
Law clerk, Hon. Ben Moore, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1950-1951
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1951-1958
Referee in bankruptcy, Southern District of West Virginia, 1958-1973
Adjunct professor, West Virginia University College of Law, 1970-1976
Faculty member, Federal Judicial Center, 1970-1976

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
- Current
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
Southern District of West Virginia
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Adjunct professor
West Virginia University College of Law
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Faculty member
Federal Judicial Center
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Referee in bankruptcy
Southern District of West Virginia
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Attorney
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia
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Law clerk
Hon. Ben Moore, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
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U.S. Army
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Education
West Virginia University College of Law
LL.B. (1950)
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West Virginia University
B.A. (1947)
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Professional Associations
West Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 2546
CHARLESTON, WV 25329-2546
6009 Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse
300 Virginia Street East
CHARLESTON, WV 25301
Telephone: (304) 347-3146
Fax: (304) 347-3147