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Jon Ray Spahr

Jon Ray Spahr, American judge. Bar: Ohio 1964, United States District Court Ohio 1965. Named one of Outstanding Young Men American, 1971.


Spahr, Jon Ray was born on September 20, 1939 in New Castle, Indiana, United States. Son of Marvin M. and Virginia (Allaback) Spahr.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Miami University, 1961. Juris Doctor, Ohio State University, 1964. Student, National Judicial College, 1983.


Associate McDonald, Robinson & McDonald, Newark, 1964-1967. Partner McDonald, Robinson & Spahr, 1967-1979. Municipal judge Licking County Municipal Court, Ohio, 1979-1982, Licking County Common Pleas Court, since 1983.


Board directors Licking County United Way, since 1983, Big Brothers. Race chairman Licking County Heart-a-Thon, 1985, 86, 87. Member American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Licking County Bar Association, Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association (president 1999, Ohio judicial conference 1992-1994, chair 1994-1996, immediate past chair 1996-1998), Rotary (board directors, president Newark chapter 1989-1990).


  • Other Interests

    Running, gardening, golf, tennis, skiing.


Married Donna Peacock, May 22, 1993. Children: Jennifer, Julie, Joel.