Samuel Grayson Wilson

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Samuel Grayson Wilson (born 1949) is a former United States federal judge.

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Wilson received a B.A. from the University of Richmond in 1971 and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1974. He was an assistant commonwealth's attorney of Roanoke, Virginia from 1974 to 1976, and was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Western District of Virginia in 1976. He was a United States Magistrate Judges for the Western District of Virginia from 1976 to 1981, returning to private practice in Roanoke, Virginia from 1981 to 1990.

On March 6, 1990, Wilson was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia vacated by Glen M. Williams. Wilson was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 11, 1990, and received his commission on May 14, 1990. He served as chief judge from 1997 to 2004.

Wilson retired from the federal bench effective July 31, 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges". Federal Judicial Center. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Glen Morgan Williams
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
1990–2014
Succeeded by
Elizabeth K. Dillon