John A. Woodcock Jr.

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John Alden Woodcock Jr.
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
Assumed office
June 27, 2017
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
In office
2009 – January 5, 2015
Preceded by George Z. Singal
Succeeded by Nancy Torresen
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
In office
June 16, 2003 – June 27, 2017
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Gene Carter
Succeeded by vacant
Personal details
Born John Alden Woodcock Jr.
1950 (age 66–67)
Bangor, Maine
Education Bowdoin College B.A.
London School of Economics M.A.
University of Maine School of Law J.D.

John Alden Woodcock Jr. (born 1950) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Bangor, Maine, Woodcock received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College in 1972, an Master of Arts degree from London School of Economics in 1973, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law in 1976. He was in private practice in Maine from 1976 to 2003. He was an assistant district attorney (part-time) in the District of Maine from 1977 to 1978.

District court service[edit]

On March 27, 2003, Woodcock was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Maine vacated by Gene Carter. Woodcock was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 12, 2003, and received his commission on June 16, 2003. He served as Chief Judge from 2009, to January 5, 2015. He assumed senior status as June 27, 2017.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Gene Carter
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
2003–2017
Vacant
Preceded by
George Z. Singal
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
2009–2015
Succeeded by
Nancy Torresen