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Maureen O'Connor

Incumbent
Assumed office 
2003

In office
1999 – 2003
Governor Bob Taft
Preceded by Nancy P. Hollister
Succeeded by Jennette Bradley

Born Columbus, Ohio
Political party Republican
Profession Judge

Maureen O'Connor (born 7 August 1951, in Washington, D.C.) is an American jurist and an Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. She is a Republican.

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Education and Experience

O'Connor was awarded a bachelor's degree by Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania in 1973 and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree by Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1980. In 1981, O'Connor began practicing law in Summit County, Ohio. In 1985 she was appointed a magistrate of the Summit County Probate Court. She was then elected as a judge of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, serving on the bench from 1993 to 1995. In 1994 she was elected to the office of Summit County prosecutor and served in that office from 1995 to 1999.

Service as Ohio Lieutenant Governor

In 1998, O'Connor was elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio with Republican Bob Taft and served in that office from 1999 to 2003.

Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court

In 2002, O'Connor ran for and was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court, defeating Democrat Timothy Black. She began serving in 2003. She was reelected in 2008 with 67% of the vote against Democrat Joseph Russo. Her current term will expire in 2014. She is the sixth woman to have served as an Ohio Supreme Court Justice.

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Preceded by
Nancy P. Hollister
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
1999-2003
Succeeded by
Jennette Bradley

References

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