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John W. Reynolds

Biography of John W. Reynolds

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Reynolds
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: W.
  • Date of Birth: April , 4 , 1921
  • Place of Birth (POB): Green Bay , Wisconsin (US-WI, WI, 55, WS, Wis. Wi., Wisc)
  • Date of Death: January , 7 , 2002
  • Place of Death (POD): Milwaukee , Wisconsin (US-WI, WI, 55, WS, Wis. Wi., Wisc)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John W. Reynolds Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 10/13/1965
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Grubb , Kenneth P.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 10/13/1965
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/20/1965
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/21/1965
  • Commission Date: 10/21/1965
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1971
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1986
  • Retirement from Active Service: 08/31/1986
  • Date of Termination: 01/07/2002
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John W. Reynolds in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Wisconsin
  • Degree: Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1946

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1949

John W. Reynolds Career Path


  • U.S. Army, 1942-1946
  • Private practice, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1949-1959
  • District director, U.S. Office of Price Stabilization, 1951-1953
  • Commissioner, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1953-1958
  • Attorney general, State of Wisconsin, 1959-1963
  • Governor, Wisconsin, 1963-1965


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