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Oliver, Solomon, Jr.

Born 1947 in Bessemer, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 9, 1994, to a seat vacated by Alice Moore Batchelder. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2010-2017.

College of Wooster, B.A., 1969
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1972
Case Western Reserve University, M.A., 1974

Professional Career:

Assistant professor, College of Wooster, 1972-1975
Law clerk, Hon. William Hastie, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1975-1976
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Ohio, 1976-1985; chief, Civil Division, 1978-1982; chief, Appellate Division, 1982; special assistant U.S. attorney, 1982-1985
Private practice, Wooster, Ohio, 1982-1994
Professor of law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2009-2010