History of the Federal Judiciary


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Watson, Michael H.
Born 1956 in Akron, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Nominated by George W. Bush on April 6, 2004, to a seat vacated by James L. Graham. Confirmed by the Senate on September 7, 2004, and received commission on September 10, 2004.

Education:
Ohio State University, B.A., 1983
Capital University Law School, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force, 1975-1978
Ohio Air National Guard, 1978-1984
Bailiff and law clerk, Franklin County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1983-1988
Private practice, Ohio, 1988-1991
Chief legal counsel, Ohio Department of Commerce, 1991-1992
Counsel, Gov. George Voinovich, Ohio, 1992-1995; deputy chief legal counsel, 1992-1994; chief legal counsel, 1994-1995
Judge, Franklin County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1996-2003
Judge, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Tenth Appellate District, 2003-2004

 

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