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Peter Economus

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Peter Economus
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   6/30/1995 - 7/3/2009
Senior:   7/3/2009 - Present
Preceded by:   Frank Battisti
Succeeded by:   Benita Pearson
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   Youngstown, OH
Undergraduate:   Youngstown State U., B.A., 1967
Law School:   University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1970

Peter C. Economus is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He joined the court in 1995 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Economus assumed senior status on July 3, 2009.[1] After being placed on senior status his position on the District Court was filled by Benita Pearson.[2]

Early life and education

A native of Youngstown, OH graduated with his bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University in 1967 with his bachelor's degree and graduated from Akron Law School in 1970 with his juris doctor degree.[3]

Professional career

After Law school, Economus became a Staff attorney Mahoning County Legal Assistance Association assisting indigent clients from 1971-1972. In 1972, became a Private practice attorney in Youngstown, Ohio until 1982 when he was elected Judge in the Ohio Court of Common Pleas until he got appointed to the Federal Bench in 1995.[4]

Judicial career

Northern District of Ohio

On the unanimous recommendation of Senator John Glenn, Economus was nominated by Bill Clinton on February 28, 1995 to a seat vacated by Frank Battisti.[5] Economus was confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 1995 and received commission on June 30, 1995.[3] Economus was succeeded in this position by Benita Pearson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Frank Battisti
Northern District of Ohio
Succeeded by:
Benita Pearson

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