History of the Federal Judiciary


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Peck, John Weld II
Born June 23, 1913, in Cincinnati, OH
Died September 7, 1993, in Cincinnati, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy on October 5, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80; nominated to the same position by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1962. Confirmed by the Senate on April 11, 1962, and received commission on April 12, 1962. Service terminated on August 4, 1966, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 13, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 1966, and received commission on July 22, 1966. Assumed senior status on July 1, 1978. Service terminated on September 7, 1993, due to death.

Education:
Miami University, Ohio, A.B., 1935
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1938

Professional Career:
Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1938-1942, 1946-1949, 1954-1959, 1960-1961
U.S. Army, JAG Department, 1942-1946
Executive secretary, Gov. Frank J. Lausche, Ohio, 1949
Judge, Hamilton County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1949-1950, 1953-1954
Tax commissioner, State of Ohio, 1951-1953
Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio, 1959-1960

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, September 23, 1961; no Senate vote
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