John Paul Wiese
|Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims|
October 14, 1982 – October 13, 2001
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||seat established|
|Succeeded by||Charles F. Lettow|
|Born||April 19, 1934|
Brooklyn, New York
Alice Mary Donoghue (m. 1961)
|Children||John Patrick, Jr.|
|Education||Hobart College (B.A.)|
University of Virginia School of Law (LL.B.)
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1957-1959|
Early life, education, and career
John Paul Wiese was born on April 19, 1934 in Brooklyn New York City, New York to Gustav and Margaret Wiese. He graduated from Hobart College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1962, and from the University of Virginia School of Law with a Bachelor of Laws in 1965.
Wiese served in the United States Army from 1957 till 1959. He served as a staff law clerk in the Trial Division of the United States Court of Claims from 1965-1966 and as law clerk to Judge Linton M. Collins in the Appellate Division of the United States Court of Claims from 1966 till 1967. Thereafter, he engaged in the private practice of law with the firms of Cox, Langford & Brown from 1967 till 1969 and Hudson, Creyke, Koehler & Tacke from 1969 till 1974. From 1974 to 1982 he served on the United States Court of Claims as a trial commissioner.
Federal judicial service
Wiese was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims on October 1, 1982 by operation of law, following enactment of the Federal Courts Improvement Act. He was nominated for a full fifteen year appointment by Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1986, and was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 8, 1986, and received commission on October 14, 1986. He assumed senior status on October 13, 2001.
- Joint Committee on Printing, Congressional Directory for the 107th Congress (2001-2002) (December 2001), p. 856.
- Court of Federal Claims biography for John Paul Wiese.
- Federal Judicial Center biography of John Paul Wiese.