Joseph Martin Hood

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Joseph Martin Hood
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Assumed office
October 14, 2007
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
In office
2005–2007
Preceded by Karl Spillman Forester
Succeeded by Jennifer B. Coffman
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
In office
April 30, 1990 – October 14, 2007
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Scott Elgin Reed
Succeeded by Amul Thapar
Personal details
Born Joseph Martin Hood
1942 (age 75–76)
Ashland, Virginia
Education University of Kentucky (B.S.)
University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D.)

Joseph Martin Hood (born 1942) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Hood received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in 1965 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1972. He was in the United States Army Captain from 1966 to 1970. He was a law clerk to Judge Howard David Hermansdorfer of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky from 1972 to 1976, and was then a United States Magistrate Judge for the same court from 1976 to 1990.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 24, 1990, Hood was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky vacated by Judge Scott Elgin Reed. Hood was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 27, 1990, and received his commission on April 30, 1990. He served as Chief Judge from 2005 to 2007, assuming senior status on October 14, 2007.[1] He has been a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States since 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hood, Joseph Martin". www.fjc.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-01. 

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Scott Elgin Reed
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
1990–2007
Succeeded by
Amul Thapar
Preceded by
Karl Spillman Forester
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Jennifer B. Coffman