United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
(N.D. Ohio)
Map
Map of Ohio Federal Court Districts.jpg
Appeals to Sixth Circuit
Established February 10, 1855
Judges assigned 11
Chief judge Solomon Oliver, Jr.
Official site

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (in case citations, N.D. Ohio) is the federal trial court for the northern half of Ohio. The court has courthouses in Cleveland (where the chief judge and most of the Northern District's judges have chambers), Toledo, Akron, and Youngstown.

Appeals from this court are heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

The United States Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Ohio represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. Steven M. Dettelbach was appointed U.S. Attorney on July 10, 2009 by President Barack Obama, and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 15, 2009. He was sworn into office on October 26, 2009.

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History

The United States District Court for the District of Ohio was established on February 19, 1803, by 2 Stat. 201.[1][2] The District was subdivided into Northern and Southern Districts on February 10, 1855, by 10 Stat. 604.[2]

Current judges

  • As of June 1, 2010, a vacancy exists in the Northern District of Ohio due to Judge James Carr's decision to assume senior status. On May 11, 2011, President Obama nominated Jeffrey J. Helmick to the position. The U.S. Senate has yet to act on the nomination.
Judge Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
End reason
Solomon Oliver Jr. Bill Clinton 01994-05-09 May 9, 1994 Incumbent
Donald C. Nugent Bill Clinton 01995-06-30 June 30, 1995 Incumbent
Patricia Anne Gaughan Bill Clinton 01995-12-26 December 26, 1995 Incumbent
James S. Gwin Bill Clinton 01997-11-07 November 7, 1997 Incumbent
Dan A. Polster Bill Clinton 01998-08-03 August 3, 1998 Incumbent
John R. Adams George W. Bush 02003-02-12 February 12, 2003 Incumbent
Christopher A. Boyko George W. Bush 02005-01-03 January 3, 2005 Incumbent
Jack Zouhary George W. Bush 02006-03-28 March 28, 2006 Incumbent
Sara Elizabeth Lioi George W. Bush 02007-03-14 March 14, 2007 Incumbent
Benita Y. Pearson Barack Obama 02010-12-21 December 21, 2010 Incumbent
Vacant - - - -
George Washington White Jimmy Carter 01980-05-23 May 23, 1980 01999-02-26 February 26, 1999 Incumbent
John William Potter Ronald Reagan 01982-06-21 June 21, 1982 01992-08-01 August 1, 1992 Incumbent
David Dudley Dowd Jr. Ronald Reagan 01982-09-23 September 23, 1982 01996-06-30 June 30, 1996 Incumbent
Lesley B. Wells Bill Clinton 01994-02-11 February 11, 1994 02006-02-14 February 14, 2006 Incumbent
James G. Carr Bill Clinton 01994-05-09 May 9, 1994 02010-06-01 June 1, 2010 Incumbent
David A. Katz Bill Clinton 01994-10-11 October 11, 1994 02005-01-01 January 1, 2005 Incumbent
Peter C. Economus Bill Clinton 01995-06-30 June 30, 1995 July 3, 2009 Incumbent[3]

Former judges

Judge Appointed by Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
End reason
Ann Aldrich Jimmy Carter 01980-05-24 May 24, 1980 01995-05-12 May 12, 1995 02010-05-02 May 2, 2010 death
Alice M. Batchelder Ronald Reagan 01985-04-04 April 4, 1985 01992-01-04 January 4, 1992 reappointment
Frank J. Battisti John F. Kennedy 01961-09-22 September 22, 1961 01994-04-01 April 1, 1994 01994-10-19 October 19, 1994 death
Samuel H. Bell Ronald Reagan 01982-12-22 December 22, 1982 01996-10-30 October 30, 1996 02010-12-23 December 23, 2010 death
John Hessin Clarke Woodrow Wilson 01914-07-21 July 21, 1914 01916-07-24 July 24, 1916 reappointment
James C. Connell Dwight D. Eisenhower 01954-08-10 August 10, 1954 01971-09-21 September 21, 1971 01973-10-30 October 30, 1973 death
Leroy John Contie, Jr. Richard Nixon 01971-12-06 December 6, 1971 01982-03-23 March 23, 1982 reappointment
William Louis Day William Howard Taft 01911-05-09 May 9, 1911 01914-05-01 May 1, 1914 resignation
Emerich B. Freed Franklin D. Roosevelt 01941-10-07 October 7, 1941 01955-12-04 December 4, 1955 death
Ben Charles Green John F. Kennedy 01961-10-05 October 5, 1961[4] 01976-01-05 January 5, 1976 01983-01-12 January 12, 1983 death
George Philip Hahn Calvin Coolidge 01928-12-17 December 17, 1928 01937-02-12 February 12, 1937 death
Paul J. Jones Warren G. Harding 01923-03-02 March 2, 1923 01965-08-04 August 4, 1965 death
Girard Edward Kalbfleisch Dwight D. Eisenhower 01959-09-21 September 21, 1959 01970-09-30 September 30, 1970 01990-04-01 April 1, 1990 death
John Milton Killits William Howard Taft 01910-06-24 June 24, 1910 01928-10-06 October 6, 1928 01938-09-13 September 13, 1938 death
Frank Le Blond Kloeb Franklin D. Roosevelt 01937-08-20 August 20, 1937 01964-09-30 September 30, 1964 01976-03-11 March 11, 1976 death
Alvin I. Krenzler Ronald Reagan 01981-12-10 December 10, 1981 01992-01-01 January 1, 1992 01992-07-06 July 6, 1992 retirement
Robert B. Krupansky Richard Nixon 01970-10-16 October 16, 1970 01982-03-19 March 19, 1982 reappointment
Thomas Demetrios Lambros Lyndon B. Johnson 01967-08-18 August 18, 1967 01995-02-10 February 10, 1995 retirement
John Michael Manos Gerald Ford 01976-03-29 March 29, 1976 01991-04-01 April 1, 1991 02006-07-06 July 6, 2006 death
Paul Ramon Matia George H. W. Bush 01991-11-18 November 18, 1991 02004-12-31 December 31, 2004 02005-05-31 May 31, 2005 retirement
Charles Joseph McNamee Harry S. Truman 01951-03-09 March 9, 1951 01964-05-02 May 2, 1964 death
Richard B. McQuade Jr. Ronald Reagan 01986-09-15 September 15, 1986 01989-09-30 September 30, 1989 resignation
Kathleen M. O'Malley Bill Clinton 01994-10-12 October 12, 1994 02010-12-27 December 27, 2010 Elevated
Augustus J. Ricks Benjamin Harrison 01889-07-01 July 1, 1889[5] 01906-12-22 December 22, 1906 death
Charles Taylor Sherman Andrew Johnson 01867-03-02 March 2, 1867 01872-11-25 November 25, 1872 resignation
Robert Walker Tayler Theodore Roosevelt 01905-01-10 January 10, 1905 01910-11-25 November 25, 1910 death
William Kernahan Thomas Lyndon B. Johnson 01966-03-07 March 7, 1966 01981-02-15 February 15, 1981 02001-03-20 March 20, 2001 death
Nicholas Joseph Walinski, Jr. Richard Nixon 01970-10-21 October 21, 1970 01985-12-01 December 1, 1985 01992-12-24 December 24, 1992 death
Paul Charles Weick Dwight D. Eisenhower 01956-03-29 March 29, 1956 01959-10-07 October 7, 1959 reappointment
Martin Welker Ulysses S. Grant 01873-11-25 November 25, 1873[6] 01889-06-01 June 1, 1889 retirement
Samuel H. West Calvin Coolidge 01928-12-17 December 17, 1928 01938-10-05 October 5, 1938 death
David C. Westenhaver Woodrow Wilson 01917-03-14 March 14, 1917 01928-07-29 July 29, 1928 death
Robert Nugen Wilkin Franklin D. Roosevelt 01939-06-03 June 3, 1939 01949-08-31 August 31, 1949 01973-02-23 February 23, 1973 death
Hiram V. Willson Franklin Pierce 01855-02-20 February 20, 1855 01866-11-11 November 11, 1866 death
Francis Joseph Wing William McKinley 01901-01-23 January 23, 1901 01905-02-01 February 1, 1905 resignation
Don John Young Lyndon B. Johnson 01965-05-22 May 22, 1965 01980-07-01 July 1, 1980 01996-05-10 May 10, 1996 death

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Asbury Dickens, A Synoptical Index to the Laws and Treaties of the United States of America (1852), p. 392.
  2. ^ a b U.S. District Courts of Ohio, Legislative history, Federal Judicial Center.
  3. ^ Judge Economus often travels to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to hear cases.
  4. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 15, 1962, confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1962, and received commission on July 2, 1962.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 16, 1889, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 16, 1890, and received commission on January 16, 1890.
  6. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 2, 1873, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1873, and received commission on December 8, 1873.

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