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John William Potter

Biography of John William Potter

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Potter
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: William
  • Date of Birth: October , 25 , 1918
  • Place of Birth (POB): Toledo , Ohio (US-OH, OH, 39, Ohio, Ohio O., Oh.)
  • Date of Death: October , 3 , 2013
  • Place of Death (POD): Toledo , Ohio (US-OH, OH, 39, Ohio, Ohio O., Oh.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John William Potter Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ronald Reagan ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 05/05/1982
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Thomas , William Kernahan
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 05/05/1982
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 06/17/1982
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 06/18/1982
  • Commission Date: 06/21/1982
  • Retirement from Active Service: 08/01/1992
  • Date of Termination: 10/03/2013
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John William Potter in the Law School

  • Name of School: Toledo University (now University of Toledo)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1940

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Michigan Law School
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1946

John William Potter Career Path


  • 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


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This entry was last updated: February 11, 2015

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