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John Woodcock
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Maine
Title:   Chief judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   6/16/2003-Present
Chief:   2009-Present
Preceded by:   Gene Carter
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Bangor, ME
Undergraduate:   Bowdoin College, B.A., 1972
Law School:   University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1976
Grad. School:   London School of Economics, M.A., 1973

John A. Woodcock, Jr. (b. 1950) is a federal judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Bangor, Maine, Woodcock received his bachelor's degree in 1972 from Bowdoin College, his Master's degree from the London School of Economics in 1973, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 1976.[1]

Professional career

From 1977 to 1978, Woodcock served as and Assistant District Attorney for the District of Maine, in the United States District Attorney's Office. Woodcock was a private practice attorney in the State of Maine from 1978 to 2003.[1]

Judicial career

District of Maine

Woodcock was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Maine by President President George W. Bush on March 27, 2003, to the seat vacated by Gene Carter. The U.S. Senate confirmed Woodcock's nomination on June 12, 2003 and Woodcock was commissioned on June 16, 2003. Since 2009, Woodcock has served as the Chief Judge of the Court.[2]

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Preceded by:
Gene Carter
District of Maine
Seat #1
Succeeded by:

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