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John Howland Wood, American judge.


Wood, John Howland was born on March 31, 1916 in Rockport, Texas, United States. Son of John Howland and Cecilia (Browne) Wood.


Graduate San Antonio College and St. Marys U., 1935. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1938.


Admitted to Texas bar, 1938. Senior partner Beckmann, Stanard, Wood & Keene, San Antonio, 1938-1970. United States district judge Western District Texas, San Antonio, 1970-1979.

Instructor real estate law Trinity U., spring 1955, 56. Member of faculty Federal Judicial Center. Charter member Greater San Antonio Development Commission Delaware Republican National Convs., 1952, 56, 60, 68.

Board of directors Guadalupe Community Center, San Antonio Research and Planning Council. Board of Governors St. Marys U.


Served to ensign United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1945. Member American (secretary war work committee 5th Circuit 1942-1943), San Antonio (past director) bar associations, State Bar Texas (chairman war work committee 1940-1943, chairman grievance committee 20th District 1956-1957, chairman unauthorized practice of law committee 1968-1973), American Judicature Society, Texas Association Defense Counsel (director 1968-1970), San Antonio Chamber of C. (past director), Sons of Republic of Texas, S.A.R., Texas Cavaliers, Order of the Alamo, American Legion, Military Order World Wars, Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: Argyle, San Antonio, St. Anthony, San Antonio Country, San Antonio Gun, San Antonio.

German. Lectures, publications on federal rules of evidence, procedure, prisoner petitions.


Married Kathryn Wynter Holmes, Aug 17, 1941. Children: Kathryn (Mistress Chesley W. Johnston), Nancy (Mistress Lewis J. Moorman III).

John Howland Wood

Cecilia (Browne) Wood

Kathryn Wynter Holmes

Nancy Wood (Mistress Lewis J. Moorman III)

Kathryn Wood (Mistress Chesley W. Johnston)