History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hood, Joseph Martin
Born 1942 in Ashland, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on January 24, 1990, to a seat vacated by Scott Reed. Confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 1990, and received commission on April 30, 1990. Served as chief judge, 2005-2007. Assumed senior status on October 14, 2007.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1976-1990

Education:
University of Kentucky, B.S., 1965
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, 1966-1970
Law clerk, Hon. David Hermansdorfer, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1972-1976

 

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