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.

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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