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Thomas J. Moyer, State supreme court chief justice. Recipient Award of Merit, Ohio Legal Center Institute; named Outstanding Young Man of Columbus, Columbus Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969.


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


The Ohio State University (Bachelor of Arts). The Ohio State University (Juris Doctor).


Assistant attorney general, State of Ohio, Columbus, 1964-1966;private practice law, Columbus, 1966-1969;deputy assistant, Office Governor State of Ohio, Columbus, 1969-1971;executive assistant, Office Governor State of Ohio, Columbus, 1975-1979;associate, Crabbe, Brown, Jones, Potts & Schmidt, Columbus, 1972-1975;judge, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit), Columbus, 1979-1986;chief justice, Ohio Supreme Court, Columbus, since 1987.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, tennis.


Married Mary Francis Moyer, December 15, 1984. 1 child, Drew; stepchildren: Anne, Jack, Alaine, Elizabeth.