Victor Baynard Woolley

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Victor Baynard Woolley (March 29, 1867 – February 22, 1945) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Woolley received a B.S. from Delaware College in 1885. For a time he studied at Harvard Law School, but he read law to enter the bar in 1890. He was a Prothonotary, Superior Court, New Castle County, Delaware from 1895 to 1901. He was an associate judge of the Supreme Court of Delaware from 1900 to 1914.

On August 7, 1914, Woolley was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by George Gray. Woolley was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 12, 1914, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on May 1, 1938, serving in that capacity until his death, in 1945.


Legal offices
Preceded by
George Gray
Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Succeeded by
Albert Branson Maris