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Diane Pamela Wood
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Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Assumed office
October 1, 2013
Preceded by Frank H. Easterbrook
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Assumed office
June 30, 1995
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by William Joseph Bauer
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Born
Diane Pamela Wood

July 4, 1950 (1950-07-04) (age 71)
Plainfield, New Jersey
Spouse(s) Steve Van (Early 1970s)
Dennis J. Hutchinson (1978–1998)
Robert L. Sufit (2006–present)
Children 6 (three step-children)
Residence Hinsdale, Illinois
Education University of Texas at Austin (B.A.)
University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)

Diane Pamela Wood (born July 4, 1950) is an American judge. She is the Chief United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is also a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

Wood then clerked for Judge Irving Goldberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1975 to 1976 and for Associate Justice Harry Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court from 1976 to 1977. She was among the first women to clerk at the Supreme Court.

In 2010, she was on the short list of potential nominees to take retiring Justice John Paul Stevens's seat, but that nomination instead went to United States Solicitor General Elena Kagan.

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