David Dowd

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David Dowd
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   9/23/1982-6/30/1996
Senior:   6/30/1996-7/11/2014
Preceded by:   Leroy Contie
Succeeded by:   Dan Polster
Personal History
Born:   1929
Hometown:   Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate:   College of Wooster, 1951
Law School:   University of Michigan Law School, 1954
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1955-1957

David Dudley Dowd, Jr. was an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He joined the court in 1982 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Dowd took senior status in June 1996 and retired from the court July 11, 2014.[1][2]

Early life and education

A native of Cleveland, Dowd graduated from Wooster College with his bachelor's degree in 1951 and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1954.

Professional career

Judicial career

Northern District of Ohio

On the recommendation of Ohio Congressman Delbert Latta, Dowd was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on August 24, 1982, to a seat vacated by Judge Leroy John Contie, Jr as Contie assumed senior status. Dowd was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 22, 1982, and received commission on September 23, 1982. Dowd later assumed senior status on June 30, 1996, and retired from the court on July 11, 2014.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Leroy Contie
Northern District of Ohio
1982–1996
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Dan Polster


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