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Woodbury, Peter
Born October 24, 1899, in Bedford, NH
Died November 17, 1970, in Bedford, NH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 31, 1941, to a seat vacated by Scott Wilson. Confirmed by the Senate on February 18, 1941, and received commission on February 25, 1941. Served as chief judge, 1959-1964. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1964. Service terminated on November 17, 1970, due to death.

Education:
Columbia Law School
Harvard University, B.S., 1924
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1927

Professional Career:
U.S. Army private first class, 27th Army Division, 1918-1919
Private practice, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1927-
Selectman, Bedford, New Hampshire, 1928-1931
Justice, Bedford [New Hampshire] Municipal Court, 1928-1932
Associate justice, Superior Court of New Hampshire, 1932-1933
Associate justice, Supreme Court of New Hampshire, 1933-1941

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