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Reynolds, John W.
Born April 4, 1921, in Green Bay, WI
Died January 7, 2002, in Milwaukee, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 13, 1965, to a seat vacated by Kenneth P. Grubb. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1965, and received commission on October 21, 1965. Served as chief judge, 1971-1986. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1986. Service terminated on January 7, 2002, due to death.

University of Wisconsin, Ph.B., 1946
University of Wisconsin Law School, LL.B., 1949

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1942-1946
Private practice, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1949-1959
District director, U.S. Office of Price Stabilization, 1951-1953
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1953-1958
Attorney general, State of Wisconsin, 1959-1963
Governor, Wisconsin, 1963-1965
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