Kimba Wood Biography
Birthday: January 21, 1944 (Aquarius)
Born In: Port Townsend, Washington
Kimba Maureen Wood is a Senior United States District Judge currently serving in the Southern District of New York. Over the course of her three-decade long career in the judiciary system, she has gained public attention for presiding over cases involving personalities such as "Junk Bond King" Michael Milken, Republican majority leader of the New York State Senate Dean Skelos, and Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. A native of Washington, Wood spent her early life in Europe. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in government, she successfully pursued an M.S. degree in political theory and in 1969, received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Wood began her career in the American justice system as a private practitioner at a firm in Washington, D.C. She briefly left private practice to work for the Office of Economic Opportunity before moving to New York and returning to private practice. In 1987, US President Ronald Reagan appointed her to a seat in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In 2006, she assumed the duties of the Chief Judge and in 2009, she was made the Senior Judge. Wood was one of the choices of Bill Clinton’s administration for US Attorney General but, at the advent of the Nannygate scandal, her nomination was hastily withdrawn.