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.


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