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Denise Page Hood (born February 21, 1952) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Denise Page Hood
Denise Page Hood at White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice.jpg
Denise Page Hood at 2015 White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
2015 – present
Preceded byGerald Ellis Rosen
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In office
June 16, 1994 – present
Appointed byBill Clinton
Preceded byGeorge E. Woods
Personal details
Born
Denise Page Hood

(1952-02-21) February 21, 1952 (age 67)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
EducationYale University (B.A.)
Columbia Law School (J.D.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Hood received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1974 and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1977. She was assistant corporation counsel to the Law Department of the City of Detroit, Michigan, from 1977 to 1982. She then held several state judicial positions, first on the 36th District Court of Michigan from 1983 to 1989, then on the Recorder's Court of the City of Detroit from 1989 to 1992, and lastly on the Michigan Circuit Court for Wayne County, Michigan, from 1993 to 1994.

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On March 9, 1994, Hood was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by George E. Woods. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 15, 1994, and received her commission on June 16, 1994. She became Chief Judge in late 2015.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
George E. Woods
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1994–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Gerald Ellis Rosen
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
2015–present