John Edwards Conway

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John Edwards Conway (September 1, 1934 - June 1, 2014) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Joplin, Missouri, Conway received a B.S. from U.S. Naval Academy in 1956 and was a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant from 1956 to 1960, remaining in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1960 to 1970. He received an LL.B. from Washburn University School of Law in 1963, and entered private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico until 1964, and then in Alamogordo, New Mexico until 1980. He was a city attorney of Alamogordo, New Mexico from 1966 to 1972. He was a New Mexico state senator from 1970 to 1980, serving as minority leader of the New Mexico State Senate from 1972 to 1980. He was in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1980 to 1986.

On May 14, 1986, Conway was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico vacated by Bobby Ray Baldock. Conway was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 13, 1986, and received his commission on June 16, 1986. He served as chief judge from 1994 to 2000, assuming senior status on September 1, 2000. He died on June 1, 2014.[1]

FISA Court[edit]

Conway was appointed to the FISA Court in 2000[2] or 2002,[3] to a short term scheduled to end 5/18/2007, or a full 7-year term, and did not serve even the shorter term, leaving under mysterious circumstances around 2005.



Legal offices
Preceded by
Bobby Ray Baldock
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Succeeded by
William Paul Johnson