History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Jones, Woodrow Wilson
Born January 26, 1914, in Rutherfordton, NC
Died November 25, 2002, in Rutherfordton, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 27, 1967, to a seat vacated by J. Braxton Craven, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1967, and received commission on June 28, 1967. Served as chief judge, 1968-1984. Assumed senior status on February 1, 1985. Service terminated on November 25, 2002, due to death.

Education:
Mars Hill College, A.A., 1934
Wake Forest University School of Law, LL.B., 1937

Professional Career:
Private practice, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, 1937-1944, 1946-1950, 1956-1967
City attorney, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, 1940-1943
Prosecutor, Rutherford County [North Carolina] Recorder's Court, 1941-1943
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant junior grade, 1944-1946
State representative, North Carolina, 1947-1949
U.S. representative from North Carolina, 1950-1957

 

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