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William Allen Woods (May 16, 1837–June 29, 1901) was a United States federal judge.

He received an A.B. from Wabash College in 1859. He read law in 1861. He was in private practice in Goshen, Indiana from 1862 to 1867. He was a Member, Indiana House of Representatives from 1867 to 1869. He was in private practice in Goshen, Indiana from 1870 to 1873. He was a judge on the 34th Judicial District of Indiana from 1874 to 1880. He was a judge on the Indiana State Supreme Court from 1881 to 1883.

Woods was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Indiana. Woods received a recess appointment from President Chester A. Arthur on May 2, 1883, to a seat vacated by Walter Q. Gresham. Formally nominated on December 18, 1883. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 7, 1884, and received his commission the same day. Woods's service was terminated on March 21, 1892, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Woods was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Woods was nominated by President Benjamin Harrison on December 16, 1891, to a new seat created by 26 Stat. 826. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 17, 1892, and received his commission the same day. Woods's service was terminated on June 29, 1901, due to death.

He died in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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