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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release December 13, 1995
                        PRESIDENT NOMINATES TWO

The President today nominated two individuals to serve on the United States District Court: James P. Jones for the Western District of Virginia and Cheryl B. Wattley for the Northern District of Texas.

James P. Jones, 55, is a partner with the Bristol law firm of Penn, Stuart, Eskridge & Jones, where he has practiced since 1972. Previously, he was an associate with Penn, Stuart & Miller, a staff law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Virginia. Jones earned his LL.B. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. degree from Duke University. He and his wife, Mary T. Jones, have three children and reside in Abingdon.

Cheryl B. Wattley, 41, has practiced law in Texas since 1980. Prior to establishing her own practice in 1989, Wattley was a partner with the law firm of Ravkind, Rolfe & Baccus-Lobel, an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. She earned her J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. degree from Smith College. Wattley has four children and resides in Dallas.