S. Arthur Spiegel

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S. Arthur Spiegel
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
In office
June 5, 1995 – December 31, 2014
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
In office
May 23, 1980 – June 5, 1995
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by David Stewart Porter
Succeeded by Susan J. Dlott
Personal details
Born (1920-10-24)October 24, 1920
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died December 31, 2014(2014-12-31) (aged 94)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Alma mater University of Cincinnati (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

S. Arthur Spiegel (October 24, 1920 – December 31, 2014) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Spiegel received a B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 1942. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Pacific during World War II from 1942 to 1946 achieving the rank of Captain. He received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1948 and was in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1948 to 1980.

On April 14, 1980, Spiegel was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio vacated by David Stewart Porter. Spiegel was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 1980 and received his commission on May 23, 1980. He assumed Senior Status on June 5, 1995.

In April 2005 a federal prison inmate named Tony Erpenbeck was indicted on federal charges that he had made attempts to have Judge Spiegel and a prosecutor murdered. Spiegel had previously sentenced Erpenbeck to prison for obstruction of justice.[1]

He wrote a book titled A Trial On Its Merits, published in 2009, and continued to hear cases until shortly before his death. Spiegel died on December 31, 2014, in Cincinnati.[2] He and his wife had four sons.[3]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
David Stewart Porter
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
1980–1995
Succeeded by
Susan J. Dlott