Alvin Krenzler

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Alvin Irving "Buddy" Krenzler (April 8, 1921 – September 16, 2010) was a United States federal judge.

Krenzler was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Case Western Reserve University in 1946 and his LL.B. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1948.

Krenzler served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945. And was in private practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio from 1948 to 1960, with the exception of a stint as an assistant Ohio Attorney General from 1950 to 1957. He was counsel and director of the Ohio Narcotics Investigation from 1953 to 1954, and deputy registrar of the Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles from 1957 to 1959.

Krenzler was a trial attorney for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. from 1960 to 1963 and received an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1963. He resumed private practice in Cleveland from 1963 to 1968.

Krenzler was a judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas from 1968 to 1970 and was a judge to the Eighth District Ohio Court of Appeals from 1970 to 1981.

President Ronald Reagan nominated Krenzler to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on November 17, 1981 to the seat vacated by Don John Young. Confirmed by the United States Senate on December 9, 1981, and received his commission the next day. Krenzler assumed senior status on January 1, 1992. He retired on July 6, 1992.

Krenzler died at his home in Naples, Florida.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Don John Young
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Succeeded by
David A. Katz