Who Appointed Pontius Pilate Procurator of Judea?

Pontius Pilate Coin

Only the Jewish historian Josephus provides us with what little information is known about Pilate’s life before 26 A.D. when Tiberius Caesar appointed him procurator of Judea. The sketchy information suggests that Pilate was probably an Italian born Roman citizen whose family was wealthy enough for him to qualify for the middle class.