James G. Carr

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James G. Carr
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Assumed office
June 1, 2010
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
In office
2004–2010
Preceded by Paul Ramon Matia
Succeeded by Solomon Oliver Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
In office
May 9, 1994 – June 1, 2010
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Richard B. McQuade, Jr.
Succeeded by Jeffrey J. Helmick
Personal details
Born James G. Carr
(1940-07-07) July 7, 1940 (age 77)
Boston, Massachusetts
Residence Toledo, Ohio
Education Kenyon College (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

James G. Carr (born November 7, 1940) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Education and career[edit]

Carr was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College in 1962, and a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1969. He was in private practice of law in Chicago, Illinois from 1966 to 1968. He was a Staff attorney of the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation from 1968 to 1970. He was then an adjunct professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law (Illinois Institute of Technology) in 1969, and at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1970. He was an associate professor at the University of Toledo College of Law from 1970 to 1979. While he was a professor, Carr was also an assistant prosecutor at the Lucas County Prosecutor's Office in Ohio from 1972 to 1973.

Federal judicial service[edit]

He later became a United States Magistrate of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in 1979, and was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1994, to a seat on that court vacated by Richard B. McQuade, Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 6, 1994, and received his commission on May 9. Chief Justice William Rehnquist appointed Judge Carr to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on May 19, 2002. Carr served as chief judge of the District Court from 2004 to 2010. His term on the FISA Court expired in 2008.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Richard B. McQuade, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
1994–2010
Succeeded by
Jeffrey J. Helmick
Preceded by
Paul Ramon Matia
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Solomon Oliver Jr.