History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Woods, William Allen
Born May 16, 1837, near Farmington, TN
Died June 29, 1901, in Indianapolis, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Indiana
Received a recess appointment from Chester A. Arthur on May 2, 1883, to a seat vacated by Walter Q. Gresham; nominated to the same position by Chester A. Arthur on December 18, 1883. Confirmed by the Senate on January 7, 1884, and received commission on January 7, 1884. Service terminated on March 21, 1892, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on June 29, 1901, due to death.

Judge, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat authorized by 26 Stat. 826. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1892, and received commission on March 17, 1892. Service terminated on June 29, 1901, due to death.

Education:
Wabash College, A.B., 1859
Read law, 1861

Professional Career:
Private practice, Goshen, Indiana, 1862-1867, 1870-1873
State representative, Indiana, 1867-1869
Judge, Indiana Circuit Court, Thirty-Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1874-1880
Judge, Indiana Supreme Court, 1881-1883
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