Walter Herbert Rice

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Walter Herbert Rice
Walter Rice Senior District Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
In office
May 23, 1980 – November 30, 2004
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Timothy Sylvester Hogan
Succeeded by Michael Ryan Barrett
Personal details
Born 1937 (age 79–80)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Northwestern University (B.A.)
Columbia University (J.D./M.B.A.)

Walter Herbert Rice (born 1937) is a Senior District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Rice was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University in 1958, and a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree from Columbia University in 1962.

Rice was in private practice in Dayton, Ohio in 1963 before serving as assistant county prosecutor of Montgomery County from 1964 to 1966. Rice resumed private practice in Dayton from 1966 to 1969 and was first assistant county prosecutor of Montgomery County in 1969.

Rice was a judge to the Dayton Municipal Court from 1970 to 1971. He was a judge of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas from 1971 to 1980.

President Jimmy Carter nominated Rice to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on April 14, 1980, to the seat vacated by Timothy S. Hogan. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1980, and received his commission two days later. Rice served as chief judge from 1996 and 2003 before assuming senior status on November 30, 2004.

Rice has been an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law from 1976 to the present.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Timothy Sylvester Hogan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
1980–2004
Succeeded by
Michael Ryan Barrett