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Harlington Wood
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   Gerald Ford
Active:   5/7/1976 - 1/15/1992
Senior:   1/15/1992 - 12/29/2008
Preceded by:   John Paul Stevens
Succeeded by:   Ilana Rovner
Past post:   Southern District of Illinois
Past term:   1973 - 1976
Personal History
Born:   1920
Deceased:   2008
Undergraduate:   University of Illinois (1942)
Law School:   University of Illinois College of Law (1948)

Harlington Wood, Jr. (1920-2008) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Early life and education

  • University of Illinois, A.B., 1942
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1948[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Major, 1942-1946
  • Private practice, Springfield, Illinois, 1948-1958
  • U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 1958-1961
  • Private practice, Springfield, Illinois, 1961-1969
  • Executive head of U.S. attorneys, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1969-1970
  • Associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1970-1972
  • Assistant attorney general, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1972-1973[1]

Judicial career

Seventh Circuit

Wood was nominated to the Seventh Circuit by President Gerald Ford on April 14, 1976, to a seat vacated by John Paul Stevens; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1976, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on January 15, 1992. He served the Seventh Circuit until his death on December 29, 2008.

Southern District of Illinois

Wood was nominated to the Southern District of Illinois by President Richard Nixon on May 11, 1973, to a seat vacated by Omer Poos; he was confirmed by the Senate on July 13, 1973, and received commission on July 18, 1973. He served the Southern District of Illinois until he was elevated to the Seventh Circuit on May 28, 1976.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Omer Poos
Southern District of Illinois
1973–1976
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
James Ackerman
Preceded by:
John Paul Stevens
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
1976–2008
Succeeded by:
Ilana Rovner