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Woodward, Halbert Owen

Born April 8, 1918, in Coleman, TX
Died October 2, 2000, in Brownwood, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 25, 1968, to a seat vacated by Joe B. Dooley. Confirmed by the Senate on June 6, 1968, and received commission on June 7, 1968. Served as chief judge, 1977-1986. Assumed senior status on December 30, 1986. Service terminated on October 2, 2000, due to death.

University of Texas, B.B.A., 1940
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1940

Professional Career:

Hearing examiner, Texas Employment Commission, 1940-1941
Humble Oil and Refining Company, 1941-1942, 1945-1949; title examiner, 1941-1942; land and title supervisor, 1945-1949
U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1942-1945
Private practice, Coleman, Texas, 1949-1968
Member, Texas Highway Commission, 1959-1968; chairman, 1967-1968
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1989-1992