History of the Federal Judiciary

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Matia, Paul Ramon
Born 1937 in Cleveland, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on June 27, 1991, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on November 15, 1991, and received commission on November 18, 1991. Served as chief judge, 1999-2004. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2004. Service terminated on May 31, 2005, due to retirement.

Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University), B.A., 1959
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1962

Professional Career:
Private practice, Fairview Park, Ohio, 1962-1963, 1971-1974
Law clerk, Cuyahoga County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1963-1966
Assistant attorney general, State of Ohio, 1966-1969
Administrative assistant to the attorney general, State of Ohio, 1969-1970
State senator, Ohio, 1971-1975, 1979-1983
Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1975-1985
Vice president, Van Meter, Ashbrook & Associates, 1982-1984
Judge, Cuyahoga County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1985-1991


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