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Joseph Peter Kinneary
Born Joseph Peter Kinneary
(1905-09-19)September 19, 1905
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died February 14, 2003(2003-02-14) (aged 97)
Upper Arlington, Ohio
Education University of Notre Dame (B.A.)
University of Cincinnati College of Law (LL.B.)

Joseph Peter Kinneary (September 19, 1905 – February 14, 2003) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Education and career[]

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kinneary graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1924,[1][2] and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1928 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1935. He was in private practice in Cincinnati and in Columbus, Ohio, from 1935 to 1961. He was an assistant state attorney general of Ohio from 1937 to 1939. He served as a captain in the United States Army during World War II. He was a lecturer at the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1948. He was a first assistant state attorney general of Ohio from 1949 to 1951. He was special counsel in the office of the Ohio Attorney General from 1959 to 1961. He was United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio from 1961 to 1966.[3]

Federal judicial service[]

Kinneary was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on June 28, 1966, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio vacated by Judge Mell G. Underwood. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 22, 1966, received his commission on July 22, 1966 and took the oath of office on August 5, 1966. He served as Chief Judge from 1973 to 1975. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1986. He took inactive senior status on August 31, 2001, at which time he was the oldest actively serving federal judge. His service terminated on February 14, 2003, due to his death in Upper Arlington, Ohio.[3]

References[]

  1. "Joseph Peter Kinneary (1905–2003)". History of the Sixth Circuit. United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. 2008-07-16. Archived from the original on 2009-01-19. https://web.archive.org/web/20090119030233/http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/lib_hist/Courts/district%20court/OH/SDOH/judges/jpk-bio.html. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  2. Ruth, Robert (2003-02-15). "Legendary federal judge had a flair for the dramatic - Gruff but charming, he demanded respect, dignity in courtroom" (fee required). The Columbus Dispatch. Dispatch Printing Company. p. 1A. http://docs.newsbank.com/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info:sid/iw.newsbank.com:NewsBank:CLDB&rft_val_format=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&rft_dat=10DC899A6E88F6C0&svc_dat=InfoWeb:aggregated5&req_dat=0E592096DB567DF5. Retrieved 2010-09-29. "Born in Cincinnati to Joseph P. Kinneary and Anne Mulvihill Kinneary, [Joseph P. Kinneary Jr.] graduated from Cincinnati's St. Xavier High School in 1924 and received an undergraduate degree in 1928 from the University of Notre Dame." 
  3. 3.0 3.1
    • Joseph Peter Kinneary at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

Sources[]

  • Joseph Peter Kinneary at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Mell G. Underwood
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
1966–1986
Succeeded by
George Curtis Smith
Preceded by
Carl Andrew Weinman
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
1973–1975
Succeeded by
Timothy Sylvester Hogan

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