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Name Thomas, William Kernahan
City Columbus
State OH
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Thomas, William Kernahan
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Thomas, William Kernahan
Born February 15, 1911, in Columbus, OH
Died March 20, 2001, in Cleveland, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on January 19, 1966, to a seat vacated by Paul J. Jones. Confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 1966, and received commission on March 7, 1966. Assumed senior status on February 15, 1981. Service terminated on March 20, 2001, due to death.

Education:
Ohio State University, B.A., 1932
Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1935

Professional Career:
Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1935-1944, 1946-1950
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1944-1946
Judge, Geauga County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1950-1953
Judge, Cuyahoga County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1953-1966

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, October 18, 1965; no Senate vote
Research Collections

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Case(s) EE-OH-0114 : Shield Club v. City of Cleveland
PC-MI-0007 : U.S. v. Michigan


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