Judge Fremont Wood

Judge Wood presided over the Haywood trial. According to a book about the trial:

"Judge Wood . . . was not a popular man in Boise or in Idaho after the trial. He faced not only vilification by Governor Gooding, but the slander of widespread rumors that he had been bribed. He remained a district judge to conduct the Pettibone and Orchard trials, but left the bench shortly thereafter with his career virtually ruined. Public opinion in Idaho did not forgive or forget Wood's instructions to the Haywood jury, particularly after it became known that he believed that Orchard was telling the truth and that Haywood was guilty." DAVID H. GROVER, DEBATERS AND DYNAMITERS: THE STORY OF THE HAYWOOD TRIAL 291 (1964).