George Curtis Smith

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George Curtis Smith
George C Smith Senior District Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
In office
November 9, 1987 – January 1, 2002
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Joseph Peter Kinneary
Succeeded by Gregory L. Frost
Personal details
Born 1935
Cincinnati, Ohio
Alma mater Ohio State University (B.A.)
Ohio State University College of Law (J.D.)

George Curtis Smith (born 1935) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Smith received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1957 and a J.D. from Ohio State University College of Law in 1959. He was an assistant city attorney of Columbus, Ohio from 1959 to 1962, and then an executive assistant to Mayor Ralston Westlake of Columbus from 1962 to 1964. He was an Assistant attorney general of Ohio in 1964. He was a chief counsel to the prosecuting attorney of Franklin County, Ohio from 1965 to 1970, and was himself the prosecuting attorney of that county from 1971 to 1980. He was a judge on the Franklin County Municipal Court from 1980 to 1985, and on the Franklin County Common Pleas Court from 1985 to 1987.

On July 1, 1987, Smith was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio vacated by Joseph Peter Kinneary. Smith was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 6, 1987, and received his commission on November 9, 1987. He assumed senior status on January 1, 2002.