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Thomas J. Moyer

Thomas J. Moyer, state supreme court chief justice.


  • Moyer, Thomas J. was born on April 18, 1939 in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. Son of Clarence and Idamae (Hessler) Moyer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ohio State University, 1961. Juris Doctor, Ohio State University, 1964.


    • Assistant attorney general State of Ohio, Columbus, 1964-1966, deputy assistant to Governor, 1969-1971, executive assistant to Governor, 1975-1979. Private practice law, 1966-1969. Associate Crabbe, Brown, Jones, Potts & Schmidt, 1972-1975.

      Judge United States Court Appeals (10th circuit), 1979-1986. Chief justice Ohio Supreme Court, 1987—2010. Chair Conference of Chief Justices, 1995—1996, National Conference on Court Security, 2005.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Secretary board trustees Franklin University, Columbus, 1986-1987. Trustee University Club, Columbus, 1986. Member national council advisory committee Ohio State University College Law, Columbus.

    Fellow: Ohio State Bar Foundation (Ritter award 1996). Member: Ohio State Bar Association (executive committee, council delegations, Ohio Bar medal 1991), Columbus Bar Association (president 1980-1981, Liberty Bell award), Critchon Club, Columbus Maennerchor Club.



    Sailing, tennis.


    • Married Mary Francis Moyer, December 15, 1984. 1 child Drew stepchildren: Anne, Jack, Alaine.
    • father: Clarence Moyer
    • mother: Idamae (Hessler) Moyer
    • spouse: Mary Francis Moyer
    • children: Anne Moyer
    • Jack Moyer
    • Alaine Moyer
    Thomas J. Moyer
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    Born April 18, 1939
    Died April 2, 2010
    (aged 70)