History of the Federal Judiciary

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Wood, Kimba Maureen
Born 1944 in Port Townsend, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on December 18, 1987, to a seat vacated by Constance Baker Motley. Confirmed by the Senate on April 19, 1988, and received commission on April 20, 1988. Served as chief judge, 2006-2009. Assumed senior status on June 1, 2009.

Connecticut College for Women (now Connecticut College), B.A., 1965
London School of Economics and Political Science, M.Sc., 1966
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1969-1970
Attorney, Office of Legal Services, Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, D.C., 1970-1971
Private practice, New York City, 1971-1988


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