The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
U.S. District Court in Ohio

U.S. District Judges for Ohio, 1803-33 (may be incomplete!)
Charles Willing Byrd 1803-28 John W. Campbell 1829-33 Benjamin Tappan 1833

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1828 Aug 25: Charles Willing Byrd, died in office.

    U.S. District Judges for the Northern District of Ohio, 1855-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Hiram V. Willson 1855-66 Charles T. Sherman 1867-72 Augustus J. Ricks 1889-1906 Francis Joseph Wing 1901-05 Robert W. Tayler 1905 John Milton Killits 1910-28 William L. Day 1911-14 John H. Clarke 1914-16 David C. Westenhaver 1917-28 Paul Jones 1923-36 George Philip Hahn 1928-37 Samuel H. West 1928-38 Robert Nugen Wilkin 1939-49 Emerich B. Freed 1941 Charles Joseph McNamee 1951-64 James C. Connell 1954-71 Paul Charles Weick 1956-59 Girard Edward Kalbfleisch 1959-70 Frank Joseph Battisti 1961-94 Nicholas Joseph Walinski, Jr. 1970-85 Leroy John Contie, Jr. 1971-82 John Michael Manos 1976-91 Ann Aldrich 1980-95 Samuel H. Bell 1982-96 Alice Moore Batchelder 1985-92 Richard B. McQuade, Jr. 1986-89 Paul Ramon Matia 1991-2004 Lesley Brooks Wells 1994-2006 James G. Carr 1994-2010 David A. Katz 1994-2005 Peter C. Economus 1995-2009 Christopher A. Boyko 2005- Jeffrey James Helmick 2012-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1866 Nov 11: Hiram V. Willson, died in office.
  • 1872 Nov 25: Charles T. Sherman, resigned.
  • 1905 Feb 1: Francis Joseph Wing, resigned.
  • 1906 Dec 22: Augustus J. Ricks, died in office.
  • 1928 Jul 29: David C. Westenhaver, died in office.
  • 1928 Oct 6: John Milton Killits, took senior status.
  • 1937 Feb 12: George Philip Hahn, died in office.
  • 1938 Oct 5: Samuel H. West, died in office.
  • 1949 Aug 31: Robert Nugen Wilkin, took senior status.
  • 1964 May 2: Charles Joseph McNamee, died in office.
  • 1970 Sep 30: Girard Edward Kalbfleisch, took senior status.
  • 1971 Sep 21: James C. Connell, took senior status.
  • 1985 Dec 1: Nicholas Joseph Walinski, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1989 Sep 30: Richard B. McQuade, Jr., resigned.
  • 1991 Apr 1: John Michael Manos, took senior status.
  • 1994 Apr 1: Frank Joseph Battisti, took senior status.
  • 1995 May 12: Ann Aldrich, took senior status.
  • 1996 Oct 30: Samuel H. Bell, took senior status.
  • 2004 Dec 31: Paul Ramon Matia, took senior status.
  • 2005 Jan 1: David A. Katz, took senior status.
  • 2006 Feb 14: Lesley Brooks Wells, took senior status.
  • 2009 Jul 3: Peter C. Economus, took senior status.
  • 2010 Jun 1: James G. Carr, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Southern District of Ohio, 1871-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Philip Bergen Swing 1871-82 George Read Sage 1883-98 John E. Sater 1907-24 Smith Hickenlooper 1923-29 Mell G. Underwood 1936-67 John H. Druffel 1937-61 Lester LeFevre Cecil 1953-59 Carl Andrew Weinman 1959-73 David Stewart Porter 1966-79 Carl Bernard Rubin 1971-95 Robert Morton Duncan 1974-85 John David Holschuh 1980-96 S. Arthur Spiegel 1980-95 Herman Jacob Weber 1985-2002 George Curtis Smith 1987-2002 Sandra Shank Beckwith 1992- Susan J. Dlott 1995- Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. 1996- Algenon L. Marbley 1997- Michael H. Watson 2004- Timothy Seymour Black 2010-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1882 Oct 31: Philip Bergen Swing, died in office.
  • 1898 Aug 24: George Read Sage, retired.
  • 1924 Nov 18: John E. Sater, retired.
  • 1961 Sep 30: John H. Druffel, took senior status.
  • 1973 Mar 1: Carl Andrew Weinman, took senior status.
  • 1979 Sep 23: David Stewart Porter, took senior status.
  • 1985 Apr 15: Robert Morton Duncan, resigned.
  • 1995 Jun 5: S. Arthur Spiegel, took senior status.
  • 1995 Aug 2: Carl Bernard Rubin, died in office.
  • 1996 Oct 12: John David Holschuh, took senior status.
  • 2002 Jan 1: George Curtis Smith, took senior status; Herman Jacob Weber, took senior status.
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