George E. Woods

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George E. Woods (October 10, 1923 – October 9, 2007) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Woods was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received a J.D. from Detroit College of Law in 1949. He was in private practice in Pontiac, Michigan from 1949 to 1951. He was an Assistant prosecuting attorney of Oakland County, Michigan from 1951 to 1952. He was in private practice in Pontiac, Michigan in 1953. He was a Chief assistant U.S. attorney of Eastern District of Michigan from 1953 to 1960. He was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 1960 to 1961. He was in private practice in Detroit, Michigan from 1961 to 1981. He was a Chief special prosecutor, Wayne County Grand Jury from 1965 to 1966.

Woods was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Woods was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on November 1, 1983, to a seat vacated by Patricia Boyle. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 15, 1983, and received his commission on November 16, 1983. He assumed senior status on November 16, 1993. Woods served in that capacity until August 13, 2004, due to retirement.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of Michigan, 1981–1983

He died in Waterford, Michigan.[citation needed]

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Preceded by
Patricia Boyle
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1983–1993
Succeeded by
Denise Page Hood