William B. Woods
|William B. Woods|
|Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court|
From: December 21, 1880 – May 14, 1887
|Nominator||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Successor||Lucius Q.C. Lamar II|
|Former Mayor of Newark, Ohio|
|Rank|| Brevet major general|
William Burnham Woods (August 3, 1824 – May 14, 1887) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He served in the Civil War as a commander - notably leading William T. Sherman's troops in Sherman's March through Georgia. On the Court he took a narrow view of federal powers and the 14th Amendment - at one point striking down a federal law designed to protect African Americans from the Ku Klux Klan.
- William Burnham Woods (English). law.jrank.
|The U.S. Supreme Court|
|Chief Justice Morrison Waite's Court (1874–1888)|