History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Woodrough, Joseph William
Born August 29, 1873, in Cincinnati, OH
Died October 2, 1977

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on March 13, 1916, to a seat vacated by William H. Munger. Confirmed by the Senate on March 31, 1916, and received commission on April 3, 1916. Service terminated on April 12, 1933, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 3, 1933, to a seat vacated by Arba Seymour Van Valkenburg. Confirmed by the Senate on April 12, 1933, and received commission on April 12, 1933. Assumed senior status on January 3, 1961. Service terminated on October 2, 1977, due to death.

Education:
Heidelberg University, Germany
Read law, 1893

Professional Career:
Judge, Ward County [Texas] Court, 1894-1896
County attorney, Ward County, Texas, 1897
Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska, 1898-1916

 

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