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Federal courthouse in West Virginia named for longtime judge

December 22, 2021 GMT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A federal courthouse in Wheeling, West Virginia, is being renamed after a longtime judge.

Republican Congressman David McKinley said President Joe Biden signed a bill that McKinley introduced naming the courthouse for retired U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr.

“Judge Stamp is renowned for his humility, commitment to service above self and is a respected jurist who represents the very best of West Virginia,” McKinley said in a statement. “It is an exceptionally proud day for the Wheeling community and our state to see the Federal Courthouse where he has served for many years, named in his honor as the Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse.”

Stamp is a lifelong Wheeling resident. He was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the state’s northern district by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. Stamp moved to senior status in 2006.