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Joseph Hood
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
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
Personal History
Born:   1942
Hometown:   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

Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Hood graduated from the University of Kentucky with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1972. Hood served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1970.[1][2]

Professional career

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.[2]

Judicial career

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.[2]

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.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Scott Reed
Eastern District of Kentucky
1990–2007
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Amul Thapar


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