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John Potter

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John Potter
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   6/21/1982 - 8/1/1992
Senior:   8/1/1992 - 10/3/2013
Preceded by:   William K. Thomas
Succeeded by:   Kathleen M. O'Malley
Personal History
Born:   1918
Hometown:   Toledo, OH
Deceased:   October 3, 2013
Undergraduate:   University of Toledo, Ph.B., 1940
Law School:   University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1946
Military service:   U.S. Army 1946 - 1951

John Potter was a Federal Article III 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. Potter served on senior status until his death on October 3, 2013.[1]

Early life and education

Potter graduated from the University of Toledo with his bachelor's degree in 1940 and from Michigan Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1946. Potter also served in the U.S. Army on active duty in 1946 and in the reserves from 1946 to 1951.[2]

Professional career

  • 1969-1982: Judge, Ohio District Courts of Appeal, Sixth Circuit
  • 1968-1969: Assistant Attorney General, Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • 1947-1969: Attorney, Private Practice[2]

Judicial career

Northern District of Ohio

Potter was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 5, 1982 to a seat vacated by William Kernahan Thomas. Potter was confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1982, and received commission on June 21, 1982. He assumed senior status on August 1, 1992.[2] On October 3, 2013, John Potter passed away in Toledo, Ohio. He served on the court for 31 years.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William K. Thomas
Northern District of Ohio
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Kathleen M. O'Malley

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