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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||4/30/1990 - 10/14/2007|
|Chief:||2005 - 2007|
|Senior:||10/14/2007 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Scott Reed|
|Succeeded by:||Amul Thapar|
|Past post:||Magistrate Judge|
|Past term:||1976 - 1990|
|Home State:||Ashland, KY|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Kentucky, B.S., 1965|
|Law School:||U. of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1972|
|Military service:||U.S. Army 1966 - 1970|
Joseph Martin Hood is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He joined the court in 1990 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Hood is serving on senior status.
Early life and education
Hood started his legal career as a law clerk to former federal judge David Hermansdorfer in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky from 1972 to 1976.
Eastern District of Kentucky
From 1976 to 1990, Hood was a Federal Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Hood was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky by President George H.W. Bush on January 24, 1990 to a seat vacated by Scott Reed as Reed died while in judicial service. Hood was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 27, 1990 on a Senate vote and received commission on April 30, 1990. Hood served as Chief Judge of the Court from 2005 to 2007 before assuming senior status on October 14, 2007.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Kentucky
|Magistrate judges||Gregory Wehrman • Edward Atkins • Robert Wier • Candace Smith • Hanly Ingram •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|