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Bush nominates Conrad

President Bush nominated federal district Judge Glen E. Conrad of Roanoke to a seat on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. The Associated Press has the story.

Conrad has been a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia since 2003. From 1976 to 2003, he was a federal magistrate judge in the Western District’s Abingdon, Charlottesville and Roanoke divisions.

Conrad, 58, a native of Radford, Va., is a 1974 graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Marshall Wythe School of Law.

Conrad was one of several people that Sens. John Warner, R-Va., and Jim Webb, D-Va., recommended to Bush. With the Conrad nomination, the president has five nominees pending for the five vacant seats on the 4th Circuit.