William Burnham Woods

Personal

Birthday: 
8/3/1824
Birthplace: 
Newark, OH
Date of Death: 
5/14/1887
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Newark, Ohio, 1847-1862
Mayor, Newark, Ohio, 1856-1857
State representative, Ohio, 1857-1862; served as speaker and as minority leader
U.S. Army major general, 76th Ohio Infantry, 1862-1866
Private practice, Mobile, Alabama, 1866-1867
Private practice and cotton planter, Montgomery, Alabama, 1867-1868
Chancellor, Middle Chancery Division, Alabama, 1868-1869

Education

Name of School: 
Yale College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1845
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1847

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Circuit Courts for the Fifth Circuit
President Nominating: 
Ulysses Grant
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/22/1869
Termination Date: 
12/23/1880
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name - Second: 

Supreme Court of the United States

Commission Date - Second: 
12/21/1880
Termination Date - Second: 
05/14/1887
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, January 10, 1881-May 14, 1887

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