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Potter, John William

Born October 25, 1918, in Toledo, OH
Died October 3, 2013, in Toledo, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 5, 1982, to a seat vacated by William Kernahan Thomas. Confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1982, and received commission on June 21, 1982. Assumed senior status on August 1, 1992. Service terminated on October 3, 2013, due to death.

Toledo University (now University of Toledo), Ph.B., 1940
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1946

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1946
U.S. Army Reserve, 1946-1951
Private practice, Toledo, Ohio, 1947-1969
Mayor, Toledo, Ohio, 1961-1967
Assistant attorney general, State of Ohio, 1968-1969
Judge, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Sixth Appellate District, 1969-1982