George Woods

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George Woods
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   11/16/1983 - 11/16/1993
Senior:   11/16/1993 - 8/13/2004
Preceded by:   Patricia Boyle
Succeeded by:   Denise Hood
Personal History
Born:   1923
Deceased:   2007
Law School:   Detroit College of Law (1949)

George E. Woods (1923-2007) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Woods was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 1, 1983, to a seat vacated by Patricia Boyle; he was confirmed by the Senate on November 15, 1983, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on November 16, 1993, and served in that capacity until his death on August 13, 2004.[1] Woods was succeeded in this position by Denise Hood.

Early life and education

  • Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1949[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army, 1943-1946
  • Private practice, Pontiac, Michigan, 1949-1951
  • Assistant prosecuting attorney, Oakland County, Michigan, 1951-1952
  • Private practice, Pontiac, Michigan, 1953
  • Chief assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1953-1960
  • U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1960-1961
  • Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1961-1981
  • Chief special prosecutor, Wayne County Grand Jury, 1965-1966
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of Michigan, 1981-1983[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Michigan

Woods was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 1, 1983, to a seat vacated by Patricia Boyle; he was confirmed by the Senate on November 15, 1983, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on November 16, 1993, and served in that capacity until his death on August 13, 2004.[1] Woods was succeeded in this position by Denise Hood.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Patricia Boyle
Eastern District of Michigan
1983–1993
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Denise Hood