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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 28, 1995


The President today nominated Peter C. Economus to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and Joseph R. Goodwin to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Peter C. Economus, 51, has served for over 12 years as a judge on the Ohio Common Pleas Court. From 1972 to 1982, he was a partner in the law firm of Economus, Economus & Economus; and from 1971 to 1972, he was a staff attorney for the Mahoning County Legal Assistance Association. Economus received a J.D. degree from the University of Akron Law School and a B.A. degree from Youngstown State University. He and his wife, Marie Misko Economus, have three children and live in Boardman.

Joseph R. Goodwin, 52, has practiced with the law firm of Goodwin & Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia since 1970; he maintains a commercial and civil litigation practice. From 1972 to 1973, he served as a Municipal Judge, and from 1971 to 1972 as a City Attorney, for the City of Ripley. From 1965 to 1967, Goodwin served in the Adjutant General Corps of the U.S. Army. Goodwin received a J.D. degree from the West Virginia College of Law and a B.S. degree from West Virginia University. He and his wife, Kathleen H.Goodwin, have one child and live in Ripley.