History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Wood, Harold Kenneth
Born March 21, 1906, in Mount Vernon, NY
Died December 17, 1972, in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 2, 1959, to a seat vacated by William H. Kirkpatrick. Confirmed by the Senate on September 9, 1959, and received commission on September 10, 1959. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on June 24, 1971. Service terminated on December 17, 1972, due to death.

Colgate University, A.B., 1927
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1934

Professional Career:
Tax examiner, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1940-1941
Assistant district attorney, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1942-1945
Legal counsel, Selective Service System, 1941-1945
Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1946-1957
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1957-1959


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