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.

Education:
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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