William Kernahan Thomas

Personal

Birthday: 
2/15/1911
Birthplace: 
Columbus, OH
Date of Death: 
3/20/2001
Place of Death: 
Cleveland, OH
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Ohio State University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1932
Name of School - Second: 

Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law

The Moritz College offers a nationally ranked program and certificate in the emerging area of alternative dispute resolution, as well as an exceptionally broad array of clinical programs, including clinics in civil and criminal practice, mediation, legislation, and juvenile law. The curriculum provides excellent preparation in criminal law, intellectual property law, employment and labor law, commercial law, international law, and many other fields.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1935

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Court Name: 

Ohio Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/7/1966
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/15/1981
Termination Date: 
3/20/2001
Termination Reason: 
Death
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