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Thomas, William Kernahan

Born February 15, 1911, in Columbus, OH
Died March 20, 2001, in Cleveland, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on January 19, 1966, to a seat vacated by Paul J. Jones. Confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 1966, and received commission on March 7, 1966. Assumed senior status on February 15, 1981. Service terminated on March 20, 2001, due to death.

Education:
Ohio State University, B.A., 1932
Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1935

Professional Career:

Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1935-1944, 1946-1950
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1944-1946
Judge, Geauga County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1950-1953
Judge, Cuyahoga County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1953-1966

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, October 18, 1965; no Senate vote