John David Holschuh

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John David Holschuh (October 12, 1926 – January 26, 2011) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Ironton, Ohio, Holschuh received a B.A. from Miami University in 1948 and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1951. He was in private practice in Columbus, Ohio from 1951 to 1952. He was a law clerk, Hon. Mell G. Underwood, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio from 1952 to 1954. He was in private practice in Columbus, Ohio from 1954 to 1980. He was an Adjunct professor of law at the Ohio State University College of Law from 1970 to 1977.

On March 28, 1980, Holschuh was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 1980, and received his commission on May 23, 1980. He served as chief judge from 1990 to 1996, assuming senior status on October 12, 1996. He continued hearing cases until just two months before his death in January 2011.

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