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Kent Richard Markus, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1984, United States District Court (northern district) Ohio 1984, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1996, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1986. Named Rising Star of Democratic Party, Campaigns and Elections magazine, 1991.

Background

Markus, Kent Richard was born on February 1, 1959 in Cleveland. Son of Richard and Carol (Slater) Markus.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1981. Juris Doctor with honors, Harvard University, 1984.

Career

Judicial clerk to Honorary Alvin I. Krenzler, United States District Court (northern district) Ohio, Cleveland, 1984-1986;litigation associate, Gold, Rotatori, Schwartz & Gibbons, Cleveland, 1986-1989;transition director, Ohio Attorney General Office, Columbus, Ohio., 1990-1991;first assistant attorney general, chief of staff, Ohio Attorney General Office, Columbus, Ohio., 1991-1993;counsel to deputy attorney general, unites states department Justice, Washington, 1994;deputy associate attorney general, unites states department Justice, Washington, 1994-1995;acting assistant attorney general legis affairs, unites states department Justice, Washington, 1995;counselor to attorney general, unites states department Justice, Washington, since 1996;deputy chief of staff, unites states department Justice, Washington, since 1997. Adjunct Professor law Cleveland-Marshall College Law, 1987-1988.

Membership

Past board directors, past legislation chair Handgun Control Federation of Ohio, 1984-1993. Advisory council Northwestern University School Speech, since 1985. Special projects director Celeste for Governor Committee, Cleveland, 1986.

Campaign manager Lee Fisher for Attorney General, Cleveland and Columbus, 1989-1990. Board directors, former trustee, life member Cleveland National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1986-1987. Chief of staff Democratic National Committee, Washington, 1993-1994.

At-large member board directors SEARCH, Inc., since 2000. Board directors Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation since 2002. Chair Center Ohio Neighborhood Safety Working Group, since 2003.

Member American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association (former chair young lawyers division), Columbus Bar Association.

Connections

Married Susan Mary Gilles, April 15, 1987. 1 child Robinson Reno.