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Dan Polster

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Dan Polster
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   8/3/1998 - Present
Preceded by:   David Dowd
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate:   Harvard College, A.B., 1972
Law School:   Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976

Dan A. Polster is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.[1]

Early life and education

Polster graduated cum laude from Harvard University with his bachelor's degree in 1972 and with his J.D. degree in 1976.[1]

Professional career

After law school, Polster worked for the Department of Justice from 1976 to 1998, first as a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division of the Cleveland Office. From 1982 to 1998, he served in the U.S. Attorney's Office as a Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Economic Crimes Division for the Northern District of Ohio.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Ohio

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator John Glenn, Polster was nominated by President Bill Clinton on July 31, 1997, to a seat vacated by David Dowd. Polster was confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1998 on a majority voice vote and received commission on August 3, 1998.[2]

Notable cases

Judge approves of jail size reduction (2010)

     Northern District of Ohio
In 2010, Judge Polster approved a request from Mahoning County officials to close half of the county jail due a financial crisis affecting the county. The meeting came after the cash-strapped county gave lay-off notices to 101 sheriff's deputies that worked in the jail.[3] Three years after closing, the full Mahoning County Jail reopened in April 2013. In addition, seven new deputies were hired.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
David Dowd
Northern District of Ohio
Seat #5
Succeeded by:

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