Judge David D. Dowd, Jr.



John F. Seiberling Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

Two South Main Street, Room 402

Akron, Ohio 44308-1813

Phone: (330) 252-6034

Fax: (330) 252-6040


John F. Seiberling Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse


Chambers Staff:

Julia Richmond, Judicial Assistant

Sandra Denman, Law Clerk

Karla Bell, Law Clerk

Debbie Mattei, Courtroom Deputy Clerk



Biographical Information

Federal Judicial Service:

U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 24, 1982, to a seat vacated by Leroy John, Jr. Contie

Confirmed by the Senate on September 22, 1982, and received commission on September 23,1982.


Assumed senior status on June 30, 1996.



College of Wooster, B.A., 1951

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1954


Professional Career:

Private practice, Massillon, Ohio, 1954-1955

U.S. Army JAG Corps (January 1955 to December 1957)

Private practice, Massillon, Ohio, 1957-1975

Councilman-at-large, City of Massillon, Ohio, 1960

Assistant prosecuting attorney, Stark County, Ohio, 1961-1967

Prosecuting attorney, Stark County, Ohio 1967-1975

Judge, Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals, 1975-1980

Justice, Ohio Supreme Court, 1980-1981

Private practice, Canton, Ohio, 1981-1982

Member of the FJC Board - 1988 to 1992

Member of Criminal Rules Advisory Committee - 1994 to 2001

Liaison Member for Criminal Rules Committee to Evidence Rules Committee - 1996 to 2001

Alien Terrorist Removal Court - 1996 to Present


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