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Woods, Henry
Born March 17, 1918, in Abbeville, MS
Died March 14, 2002, in Little Rock, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on December 14, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1980, and received commission on February 20, 1980. Assumed senior status on March 1, 1995. Service terminated on March 14, 2002, due to death.

University of Arkansas, B.A., 1938
University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 1940

Professional Career:
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1941-1946
Private practice, Texarkana, Arkansas, 1946-1948
Referee in bankruptcy, Western District of Arkansas, 1946-1947
Executive secretary, Gov. Sid McMath, Arkansas, 1949-1953
Private practice, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1953-1980
Special associate justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, 1967-1974
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