THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Aboard Air Force One) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 24, 1998
THE PRESIDENT NOMINATES TWO TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
The President today nominated Robert Bruce King to be a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, West Virginia and Barry P. Goode to be a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, California.
Robert Bruce King, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, West Virginia
Mr. King, of Charleston, West Virginia, received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in 1961, and his law degree in 1968, from the College of Law of West Virginia University. From 1961-1964, Mr. King was an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. From 1968-1969, he clerked for Chief Judge John A. Field, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. From 1970-1974, Mr. King served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia. He then practiced law with the law firm of Spilman, Thomas, Battle & Klostermeyer 1975-1977. From 1977-1981, Mr. King served as United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia. Since 1981, he has practiced law in Charleston, West Virginia. He presently practices law with the law firm of King Allen Guthrie & McHugh.
Barry P. Goode, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, California
Mr. Goode, of Richmond, California, received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Kenyon College in 1969, and his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1972. After law school, he served two years as Special Assistant to Senator Adlai E. Stevenson, III (1972-1974). Since 1974, Mr. Goode has practiced law with the San Francisco law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen.