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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
|Title:||Former Federal Judge|
|Appointed by:||Jimmy Carter|
|Active:||5/23/1980 - 10/12/1996|
|Chief:||1990 - 1996|
|Senior:||10/12/1996 - 1/26/2011|
|Preceded by:||92 Stat. 1629|
|Succeeded by:||Algenon Marbley|
|Born:||October 12, 1926|
|Home State:||Ironton, OH|
|Deceased:||January 26, 2011|
|Bachelors:||Miami U., B.A., 1948|
|Law School:||U. of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1951|
John David Holschuh is a former Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He joined the court in 1980 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter. He passed away while serving on January 26, 2011.
Early life and education
A Ohio native, Holschuh graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH with his Bachelor's Degree in 1948 and later graduated with his Juris Doctor degree in 1951 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. 
After law school, Holschuh served in Private practice in Columbus, OH from 1951 to 1952 before he became a Law clerk for former federal judge Mell Underwood in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio from 1952 to 1954 From 1954 to 1980, Holschuh entered back into private practice in Columbus, OH and also served as a part time professor at the Ohio State University Law School from 1970 to 1977. 
Southern District of Ohio
On the recommendation of Senators Howard Metzenbaum and John Glenn, Holschuh was nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 28, 1980 to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629 which was approved by Congress. Holschuh was confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1980 and received commission on May 23, 1980. Holschuh served as chief judge of the court from 1990 to 1996 before assuming senior status on October 12, 1996.  Holschuh was succeeded in this position by Algenon Marbley.
Judge Holschuh concluded that Riddell Inc. had a duty to warn Stringer that its helmets and shoulder pads could contribute to heat stroke when used in hot conditions. Judge Holschuh will preside over a November 2, 2009 jury trial to determine whether Riddell's failure to warn Stringer comprises legal liability for his death.
James Gould who is a spokesman for the legal team representing Mrs. Stringer termed Monday's ruling as a "landmark" decision because attorneys representing Stringer believe there is a connection between football equipment and heat stroke.
Gould said the best way to uphold Stringer's legacy is to "make sure what happened to Korey doesn't happen to any other football player from the National Football League all the way down to kids in Pop Warner." "This (Judge Holschuh's) decision should go a long way to ensure it doesn't," Gould added.
Stringer collapsed after a training camp practice on July 31, 2001 and died the next day in Mankato, Minnesota where the Vikings hold training camp.
Kelci Stringer, the widow of Korey settled a legal claim in 2003 against the Minnesota doctor who treated him. . Stringer also settled another lawsuit earlier this year against the NFL . As part of a settlement agreement, the NFL would support the creation of a heat illness prevention program for athletes of all ages to be in compliance with the settlement.
- Judge Holschuh's homepage.
- http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=1084&cid=999&ctype=na&instate=na Holschuh Biography] from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Ohio
|Magistrate judges||Michael Merz • Mark Abel • Norah King • Terence Kemp • Sharon Ovington • Karen L. Litkovitz • Elizabeth Preston Deavers • Stephanie Bowman • Michael J. Newman •|
|Former Article III judges||
John Holschuh • Humphrey Howe Leavitt • Philip Bergen Swing • George Read Sage • Albert Clifton Thompson • John Elbert Sater • Howard Clark Hollister • John Weld Peck • Smith Hickenlooper • Benson Hough • Robert Reasoner Nevin • Mell Underwood • John Druffel • Lester Cecil • Robert Duncan • Timothy Hogan • Joseph Kinneary • John Peck II • David Porter • Carl Rubin • Carl Weinman •
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