Walter Herbert Rice

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Walter Herbert Rice
Walter Rice Senior District Judge.jpg
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Assumed office
November 30, 2004
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
In office
1996–2003
Preceded byJohn David Holschuh
Succeeded byJames L. Graham
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
In office
May 23, 1980 – November 30, 2004
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded byTimothy Sylvester Hogan
Succeeded byMichael Ryan Barrett
Personal details
Born
Walter Herbert Rice

1937 (age 81–82)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
EducationNorthwestern University (BA)
Columbia University (JD, MBA)

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

Education and career[edit]

Rice was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in 1958. He concurrently received a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School by way of participation in a J.D.–M.B.A. program from Columbia in 1962. Rice was in private practice in Dayton, Ohio in 1963 before serving as assistant county prosecutor of Montgomery County, Ohio 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 of the Dayton Municipal Court from 1970 to 1971. He was a judge of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas from 1971 to 1980. Additionally, Rice has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law since 1976.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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 Judge Timothy Sylvester Hogan. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 1980, and received his commission two days later. Rice served as Chief Judge from 1996 to 2003 before assuming senior status on November 30, 2004.[1]

Honor[edit]

On December 13, 2018, President Donald Trump signed legislation naming the federal building in Dayton the Walter H. Rice Federal Building and United States Courthouse.[2][3] On September 6, 2019, The Walter H. Rice Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was officially named at a ceremony, with Rice calling the event and the building’s naming "the honor of a lifetime."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Walter Herbert Rice at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Trump signs bill renaming federal building for Ohio judge". WPTA. 24 December 2018. Archived from the original on 25 December 2018.
  3. ^ Brown, Sherrod (13 December 2018). "S.2377 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 200 West 2nd Street in Dayton, Ohio, as the "Walter H. Rice Federal Building and United States Courthouse"". www.congress.gov.
  4. ^ Gnau, Thomas (2019-09-06). "Dayton's federal building named in Judge Rice's honor". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2019-09-07.

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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
Preceded by
John David Holschuh
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
1996–2003
Succeeded by
James L. Graham