Honoring the Exemplary Career of Judge John M. Stuard-by Representative Tim Ryan
Posted on 2013-01-15
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Mr. RYAN of Ohio. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the career of an
exemplary public servant, Judge John M. Stuard. After nearly five
decades of service, Judge Stuard has retired with distinction from the
Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas in Warren, Ohio.
Judge Stuard earned his undergraduate degree from Thiel College and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky. After law school, he practiced law while serving as a solicitor in Newton Falls and the Village of Orangeville. He then became a prosecutor and practiced criminal defense in Warren Ohio. In 1983, he was appointed to the Central District Court in Cortland and later to the Common Pleas bench in 1991.
Judge Stuard is affectionately known as a gentleman's gentleman, he recognizes that his judgment needs to hold people accountable for their actions, yet must not lose touch with the utility of punishment. While not on the bench, Judge Stuard is a member of the Hartford Optimists, Trumbull Farm Bureau, Conservation Club and he is an avid Civil War enthusiast.
I want to extend my warmest thanks to Judge John M. Stuard for his life's devotion to serving the people of Trumbull County. His long and illustrious career will not be forgotten and I would like to wish him congratulations and all the best in his well-deserved retirement. The city of Warren and Trumbull County will forever be indebted to Judge John M. Stuard for his lifelong public service.