Booth Goodwin

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Booth Goodwin
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United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia
Assumed office
June 25, 2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Karl K. Warner II
Personal details
Born 1971
Charleston, West Virginia
Alma mater West Virginia University (B.S.)
Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D.)

Robert Booth Goodwin II (born 1971), known commonly as Booth Goodwin is the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Early life and education[edit]

Goodwin was born in Charleston, West Virginia in 1971.[1] He attended West Virginia University, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in economics 1993.[2] He then earned his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1996.[3]


On January 20, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Goodwin to serve as United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia.[3] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 26, 2010 and was sworn into office on June 25, 2010.[4][5]


Goodwin's father, Joseph Robert Goodwin, was appointed in 1995 by President Bill Clinton to serve as a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.[2][6] Goodwin's cousin, Carte Goodwin, briefly served as the junior United States Senator from West Virginia in 2010 when he was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Robert C. Byrd.[7]

His wife is Amy Shuler Goodwin, who has served as a spokesperson for Governors Bob Wise and Earl Ray Tomblin.[8] [9]


  1. ^ Woodrow, Stephanie (February 12, 2010). "Meet R. Booth Goodwin II". Main Justice. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Alumni Spotight: Robert Booth Goodwin". West Virginia University, College of Business & Economics. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (January 20, 2010). "President Obama Nominates Five to Serve as U.S. Attorneys". Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Byrd, Rockefeller Applaud Goodwin Confirmation". The State Journal. May 27, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ Clevenger, Andrew (June 25, 2010). "Goodwin sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Southern W.Va.". The Charleston Gazette. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ Joseph Robert Goodwin at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  7. ^ "Manchin Taps Carte Goodwin for Senate Seat". The State Journal. July 16, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ Charleston Daily Mail
  9. ^'sCommunicationsOffice.aspx