S. Arthur Spiegel
|S. Arthur Spiegel|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
June 5, 1995 – December 31, 2014
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio|
May 23, 1980 – June 5, 1995
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||David Stewart Porter|
|Succeeded by||Susan J. Dlott|
October 24, 1920|
|Died||December 31, 2014
|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.
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. He and his wife had four sons.
- Inmate charged with trying to kill judge, prosecutor
- "Federal Judge Arthur Spiegel Passes Away at 94" Fox 19, January 1, 2015
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- S. Arthur Spiegel at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
David Stewart Porter
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Susan J. Dlott
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