VOE readers may know Joseph A. Woods Jr. as an inveterate writer of travel columns. For many years, his VOE columns reflected a love of learning about other countries, careful historical research, wry and gentle humor, and literary sensibility. He was known to the ABA staff for his kindness and respectful manner. We are sorry to report that Mr. Woods passed away on July 15.
A native of Decatur, Alabama, Mr. Woods served as a naval officer in the Pacific during World War II. He began practicing law in 1949 and, in the early 1990s, he retired as a partner of Donahue Gallagher Woods, where he remained of counsel.