Harlington Wood Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
4/17/1920
Birthplace: 
Springfield, IL
Date of Death: 
12/29/2008
Place of Death: 
Petersburg, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army major, 1942-1946
Private practice, Springfield, Illinois, 1948-1958, 1961-1969
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 1958-1961
U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1973; executive head of U.S. attorneys, 1969-1970; associate deputy attorney general, 1970-1972; assistant attorney general, Civil Division, 1972-1973

Education

Name of School: 
University of Illinois
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1942
Name of School - Second: 

University of Illinois College of Law

Established more than a century ago, the College shares the world-class reputation of the University of Illinois. One of 16 colleges, schools, and institutes on the University's flagship Urbana-Champaign campus, the law school is consistently ranked among the nation's top 10 public law schools and a peer of the nation's private elite. You'll find the College of Law to be a unique blend of tradition and innovation, attributes you might expect from a college sharing space with the birthplace of the light-emitting diode and the first graphical Web browser.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1948

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Court Name: 

Illinois Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/18/1973
Termination Date: 
5/28/1976
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
5/7/1976
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
1/15/1992
Termination Date - Second: 
12/29/2008
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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