Justices by Term Since 1913

Justices of the Supreme Court of Ohio 1803 to the Present

Until the Ohio Constitution was amended in 1912, the number of judges on the Supreme Court varied from three to six. On Sept. 3, 1912, the voters of Ohio approved an amendment fixing the membership of the court at the present size of seven judges, who are currently known as the chief justice and justices. Previously, the position of chief justice was not a separately elected office. Prior to this, the unelected post of chief judge was rotated with the judges picking their own chief judge to serve for each annual session.

The chief justice and six justices are elected to six-year terms on a non-partisan ballot. Two justices are chosen at the general election in even-numbered years. In the year when the chief justice runs, voters pick three members of the court.

The following chart indicates each Supreme Court term since the modern position of chief justice was created with the appointment of Chief Justice Hugh L. Nichols on Sept. 22, 1913. The names highlighted in bold represent the year the justice was sworn into office for a new, full six-year term. The two chief justices in italics were appointed after the sitting office holder died in office. Neither were elected to the post. Appointments are made by the governor for vacancies that may occur between elections.

  Chief Justice January 1st January 2nd January 1st January 2nd January 1st January 2nd
2017 Maureen O'Connor Patrick F. Fischer R. Patrick DeWine Terrence O'Donnell William M. O'Neill Sharon L. Kennedy Judith L. French
2016 Maureen O'Connor Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell William M. O'Neill Sharon L. Kennedy Judith L. French
2015 Maureen O'Connor Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell William M. O'Neill Sharon L. Kennedy Judith L. French
2014 Maureen O'Connor Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell William M. O'Neill Sharon L. Kennedy Judith L. French
2013 Maureen O'Connor Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell William M. O'Neill Sharon L. Kennedy Judith L. French
2012 Maureen O'Connor Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell Robert R. Cupp Sharon L. Kennedy Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
Yvette McGee Brown
2011 Maureen O'Connor Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell Robert R. Cupp Yvette McGee Brown Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
2010 Eric Brown Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell Robert R. Cupp Maureen O'Connor Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
Thomas J. Moyer
2009 Thomas J. Moyer Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell Robert R. Cupp Maureen O'Connor Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
2008 Thomas J. Moyer Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell Robert R. Cupp Maureen O'Connor Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
2007 Thomas J. Moyer Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell Robert R. Cupp Maureen O'Connor Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
2006 Thomas J. Moyer Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell Alice Robie Resnick Maureen O'Connor Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
2005 Thomas J. Moyer Judith Ann Lanzinger Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell Alice Robie Resnick Maureen O'Connor Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
2004 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell Alice Robie Resnick Maureen O'Connor Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
2003 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer Terrence O'Donnell Alice Robie Resnick Maureen O'Connor Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
Deborah L. Cook
2002 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer Deborah L. Cook Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
2001 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer Deborah L. Cook Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
2000 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer Deborah L. Cook Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
1999 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer Deborah L. Cook Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
1998 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer Deborah L. Cook Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
1997 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer Deborah L. Cook Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
1996 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer Deborah L. Cook Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
J. Craig Wright
1995 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer Deborah L. Cook Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1994 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer A. William Sweeney Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1993 Thomas J. Moyer Francis E. Sweeney Sr. Paul E. Pfeifer A. William Sweeney Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1992 Thomas J. Moyer Robert E. Holmes Herbert R. Brown A. William Sweeney Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1991 Thomas J. Moyer Robert E. Holmes Herbert R. Brown A. William Sweeney Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1990 Thomas J. Moyer Robert E. Holmes Herbert R. Brown A. William Sweeney Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1989 Thomas J. Moyer Robert E. Holmes Herbert R. Brown A. William Sweeney Alice Robie Resnick Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1988 Thomas J. Moyer Robert E. Holmes Herbert R. Brown A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1987 Thomas J. Moyer Robert E. Holmes Herbert R. Brown A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1986 Frank D. Celebrezze Robert E. Holmes Clifford F. Brown A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1985 Frank D. Celebrezze Robert E. Holmes Clifford F. Brown A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher Andy Douglas J. Craig Wright
1984 Frank D. Celebrezze Robert E. Holmes Clifford F. Brown A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher William B. Brown James P. Celebrezze
1983 Frank D. Celebrezze Robert E. Holmes Clifford F. Brown A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher William B. Brown James P. Celebrezze
Blanche Krupansky
1982 Frank D. Celebrezze Robert E. Holmes Clifford F. Brown A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher William B. Brown Blanche Krupansky
1981 Frank D. Celebrezze Robert E. Holmes Clifford F. Brown A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher William B. Brown Blanche Krupansky
Paul W. Brown
1980 Frank D. Celebrezze Robert E. Holmes David D. Dowd Jr. A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher William B. Brown Paul W. Brown
Thomas M. Herbert
1979 Frank D. Celebrezze Robert E. Holmes Thomas M. Herbert A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher William B. Brown Paul W. Brown
1978 Frank D. Celebrezze Robert E. Holmes Thomas M. Herbert A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher William B. Brown Paul W. Brown
Robert E. Leach Frank D. Celebrezze
C. William O’Neill
1977 C. William O’Neill Frank D. Celebrezze Thomas M. Herbert A. William Sweeney Ralph S. Locher William B. Brown Paul W. Brown
1976 C. William O’Neill Frank D. Celebrezze Thomas M. Herbert J.J.P. Corrigan Leonard J. Stern William B. Brown Paul W. Brown
1975 C. William O’Neill Frank D. Celebrezze Thomas M. Herbert J.J.P. Corrigan Leonard J. Stern William B. Brown Paul W. Brown
1974 C. William O’Neill Frank D. Celebrezze Thomas M. Herbert J.J.P. Corrigan Leonard J. Stern William B. Brown Paul W. Brown
1973 C. William O’Neill Frank D. Celebrezze Thomas M. Herbert J.J.P. Corrigan Leonard J. Stern William B. Brown Paul W. Brown
1972 C. William O’Neill Frank D. Celebrezze Thomas M. Herbert J.J.P. Corrigan Leonard J. Stern Louis J. Schneider Jr. Lloyd O. Brown
Robert E. Leach
1971 C. William O’Neill Robert E. Leach Thomas M. Herbert J.J.P. Corrigan Leonard J. Stern Louis J. Schneider Jr. Lloyd O. Brown
Robert M. Duncan
1970 C. William O’Neill Robert E. Leach Thomas M. Herbert J.J.P. Corrigan Leonard J. Stern Louis J. Schneider Jr. Robert M. Duncan
John M. Matthias
1969 Kingsley A. Taft John M. Matthias Thomas M. Herbert J.J.P. Corrigan C. William O’Neill Louis J. Schneider Jr. Robert M. Duncan
Charles B. Zimmerman
1968 Kingsley A. Taft John M. Matthias Paul M. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman C. William O’Neill Louis J. Schneider Jr. Paul W. Brown
1967 Kingsley A. Taft John M. Matthias Paul M. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman C. William O’Neill Louis J. Schneider Jr. Paul W. Brown
1966 Kingsley A. Taft John M. Matthias Paul M. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman C. William O’Neill Louis J. Schneider Jr. Paul W. Brown
1965 Kingsley A. Taft John M. Matthias Paul M. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman C. William O’Neill Louis J. Schneider Jr. Paul W. Brown
1964 Kingsley A. Taft John M. Matthias Paul M. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman C. William O’Neill Louis J. Schneider Jr. Paul W. Brown
Lynn B. Griffith Rankin M. Gibson
1963 Kingsley A. Taft John M. Matthias Paul M. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman C. William O’Neill Lynn B. Griffith Rankin M. Gibson
1962 Carl V. Weygandt John M. Matthias Thomas J. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman C. William O’Neill Lynn B. Griffith Kingsley A. Taft
James F. Bell Jr.
1961 Carl V. Weygandt John M. Matthias Thomas J. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman C. William O’Neill James F. Bell Jr. Kingsley A. Taft
1960 Carl V. Weygandt John M. Matthias Thomas J. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman C. William O’Neill James F. Bell Jr. Kingsley A. Taft
John Weld Peck
1959 Carl V. Weygandt John M. Matthias Thomas J. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman John Weld Peck James F. Bell Jr. Kingsley A. Taft
James G. Stewart
1958 Carl V. Weygandt John M. Matthias Thomas J. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart James F. Bell Jr. Kingsley A. Taft
1957 Carl V. Weygandt John M. Matthias Thomas J. Herbert Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart James F. Bell Jr. Kingsley A. Taft
1956 Carl V. Weygandt John M. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart James F. Bell Jr. Kingsley A. Taft
1955 Carl V. Weygandt John M. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart James F. Bell Jr. Kingsley A. Taft
1954 Carl V. Weygandt John M. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart Henry A. Middleton Kingsley A. Taft
John H. Lamneck
1953 Carl V. Weygandt John H. Lamneck William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart Henry A. Middleton Kingsley A. Taft
Edward S. Matthias
1952 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart Henry A. Middleton Kingsley A. Taft
1951 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart Henry A. Middleton Kingsley A. Taft
1950 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart Henry A. Middleton Kingsley A. Taft
Howard E. Faught
Edward C. Turner
1949 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart Edward C. Turner Kingsley A. Taft
1948 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart Edward C. Turner Robert M. Sohngen
1947 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman James G. Stewart Edward C. Turner Robert M. Sohngen
Charles S. Bell
1946 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman Charles S. Bell Edward C. Turner Roy H. Williams
1945 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman Charles S. Bell Edward C. Turner Roy H. Williams
1944 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman Charles S. Bell Edward C. Turner Roy H. Williams
1943 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman Charles S. Bell Edward C. Turner Roy H. Williams
1942 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman Charles S. Bell Edward C. Turner Roy H. Williams
Gilbert Bettman
1941 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman Gilbert Bettman Edward C. Turner Roy H. Williams
1940 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman Arthur H. Day Edward C. Turner Roy H. Williams
George S. Myers
1939 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William L. Hart Charles B. Zimmerman Arthur H. Day George S. Myers Roy H. Williams
1938 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias William C. Dixon Charles B. Zimmerman Arthur H. Day George S. Myers Roy H. Williams
Robert N. Gorman
1937 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias Robert N. Gorman Charles B. Zimmerman Arthur H. Day George S. Myers Roy H. Williams
Thomas A. Jones
1936 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Charles B. Zimmerman Arthur H. Day Will P. Stephenson Roy H. Williams
1935 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Charles B. Zimmerman Arthur H. Day Will P. Stephenson Roy H. Williams
1934 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones William F. Garver William L. Hart Will P. Stephenson Roy H. Williams
Robert N. Wilkin Howard L. Bevis
Charles B. Zimmerman Florence E. Allen
1933 Carl V. Weygandt Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Charles B. Zimmerman Florence E. Allen Will P. Stephenson Howard L. Bevis
Robert H. Day Reynolds R. Kinkade
1932 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Robert H. Day Florence E. Allen Will P. Stephenson Reynolds R. Kinkade
James E. Robinson
1931 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Robert H. Day Florence E. Allen James E. Robinson Reynolds R. Kinkade
1930 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Robert H. Day Florence E. Allen James E. Robinson Reynolds R. Kinkade
1929 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Robert H. Day Florence E. Allen James E. Robinson Reynolds R. Kinkade
1928 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Robert H. Day Florence E. Allen James E. Robinson Reynolds R. Kinkade
1927 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Robert H. Day Florence E. Allen James E. Robinson Reynolds R. Kinkade
1926 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Robert H. Day Florence E. Allen James E. Robinson Reynolds R. Kinkade
1925 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Robert H. Day Florence E. Allen James E. Robinson Reynolds R. Kinkade
1924 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Robert H. Day Florence E. Allen James E. Robinson Harry L. Conn
R.M. Wanamaker
1923 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones Robert H. Day Florence E. Allen James E. Robinson R.M. Wanamaker
1922 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones George H. Clark Benson W. Hough James E. Robinson R.M. Wanamaker
James G. Johnson
1921 Carrington T. Marshall Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones James G. Johnson Benson W. Hough James E. Robinson R.M. Wanamaker
1920 Hugh L. Nichols Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones James G. Johnson Benson W. Hough James E. Robinson R.M. Wanamaker
Coleman Avery
Stanley W. Merrell
1919 Hugh L. Nichols Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones James G. Johnson Stanley W. Merrell James E. Robinson R.M. Wanamaker
Maurice H. Donahue
1918 Hugh L. Nichols Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones James G. Johnson Maurice H. Donahue Oscar W. Newman R.M. Wanamaker
1917 Hugh L. Nichols Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones James G. Johnson Maurice H. Donahue Oscar W. Newman R.M. Wanamaker
1916 Hugh L. Nichols Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones James G. Johnson Maurice H. Donahue Oscar W. Newman R.M. Wanamaker
1915 Hugh L. Nichols Edward S. Matthias Thomas A. Jones James G. Johnson Maurice H. Donahue Oscar W. Newman R.M. Wanamaker
1914 Hugh L. Nichols John A. Shauck J. Foster Wilkin James G. Johnson Maurice H. Donahue Oscar W. Newman R.M. Wanamaker
1913 Hugh L. Nichols John A. Shauck J. Foster Wilkin James G. Johnson Maurice H. Donahue Oscar W. Newman R.M. Wanamaker