Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III

Born 1944 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on January 30, 1984, to a seat vacated by John Decker Butzner, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on August 9, 1984, and received commission on August 13, 1984. Served as chief judge, 1996-2003.

Yale University, B.A., 1967 
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1968-1969
Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, 1970
Law clerk, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1972-1973
Associate professor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1973-1978
Editorial page editor, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 1978-1981
Deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1982-1983
Professor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1983