Born: 1946
Elizabeth, New Jersey

John D. Bates

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001; Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 2001, and received commission on December 14, 2001. Assumed senior status on October 12, 2014.

Education:

Wesleyan University, B.A., 1968
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:

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- present

Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts