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Wood, Diane Pamela

Born 1950 in Plainfield, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 31, 1995, to a seat vacated by William Joseph Bauer. Confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 1995, and received commission on June 30, 1995. Served as chief judge, 2013-2020.

University of Texas, B.A., 1971
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Irving Goldberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1975-1976
Law clerk, Hon. Harry Blackmun, Supreme Court of the United States, 1976-1977
Attorney-advisor, Office of the Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State, 1977-1978
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1978-1980
Assistant professor of law, Georgetown University, 1980-1981
Faculty, University of Chicago, 1981-1995; assistant professor, 1981-1988; professor, 1988-1995; associate dean, 1989-1992
Special assistant to the assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1985-1987
Deputy assistant attorney general for international, appellate, and policy, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1993-1995
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2013-2020