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William Burnham Woods

Born: 3-Aug-1824
Birthplace: Newark, OH
Died: 14-May-1887
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, OH

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Supreme Court Justice, 1881-87

Military service: Union Army (76th Ohio Regiment, Brig. Gen.)


[1] Formerly in the Democratic Party.

Father: Ezekiel S. Woods (b. 1791)
Mother: Sarah Judith Burnham (b. 1800)
Brother: Charles Robert Woods (Union Army General, b. 19-Feb-1827, d. 26-Feb-1885)
Wife: Anne E. Warner (m. 21-Jun-1855, one son, one daughter)
Son: Charles E. Woods
Daughter: Florence Woods

    University: Western Reserve University (transferred)
    University: Yale University (1845)

    US Supreme Court Justice (5-Jan-1881 to 14-May-1887, his death)
    US Appeals Court Judge, 5th Circuit (1869-81)
    Alabama State Official Judge, Middle Chancery Division (1867-69)
    Ohio State House of Representatives (1858-61)
    Mayor of Newark, OH (1856-57)
    Ohio State Bar Association 1847


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