Warren Woods, 67, a Washington lawyer for more than 40 years who specialized in labor law, died of an aneurysm Wednesday at George Washington University Hospital.
Mr. Woods, who was born in San Antonio, Tex., graduated from the University of Texas. He moved to Washington to study law at George Washington University, where he earned his degree in 1937. He then joined the staff of the National Labor Relations Board. He was transferred to Atlanta and then to New Orleans, in each of which he was the NLRB's regional attorney.
During World War II, Mr. Woods returned to Washington as the exercutive assistant to the chairman of the War Labor Board. He later was commissioned in the Army and served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps in Japan.
In 1946, he established a private practice in Washington. At the time of his death, he was the senior partner in the firm of Woods, Villalon, Hollengreen & Lindeman. In the course of his career, he served as general counsel of numerous unions, including the United Paperworkers International Union and the Machine Printers and Engravers Association.
He also was the counsel of the National Press Club, where he was a longtime member.
Mr. Woods, who lived in Washington, was a member of the American Bar Association, the D.C. Bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, and a daughter, Jennifer, both of Washington, a sister, Ruth Smith of Los Angeles, and a brother, Sam, also of California.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the George Meany Center for Labor Studies Inc., 10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, Md., 20903.