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Woolsey, John Munro
Born January 3, 1877, in Aiken, SC
Died May 4, 1945, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on April 18, 1929, to a new seat authorized by 45 Stat. 1317. Confirmed by the Senate on April 29, 1929, and received commission on April 29, 1929. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on December 31, 1943. Service terminated on May 4, 1945, due to death.

Education:
Yale University, A.B., 1898
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1901

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1901-1929

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, February 28, 1929; no Senate vote
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