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7 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 347 (1980)
Honorable Anthony J. Celebrezze - Appreciation

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Honorable Anthony J. Celebrezze - Appreciation
George Edwards Chief Judge, United States Court
of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
It gives me genuine pleasure to join the Ohio Northern University
Law Review in honoring my colleague, Judge Anthony J. Celebrezze on
the occasion of his retirement from full-time duties on the United States
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Celebrezze, who has been
with me on the bench for the past fifteen years, took senior status on Oc-
tober 1, 1980. He will, however, be continuing on the court for what he
terms limited duty.
Anthony Celebrezze was born in Anzi, Italy on September 4, 1910,
one of thirteen children. At the age of two he was brought to this country,
and later attended public schools in Cleveland, and John Carroll Univer-
sity. He earned his LL.B. degree from Ohio Northern University in 1936,
and almost immediately began his activities in public affairs by doing
legal work for the Ohio Bureau of Unemployment Compensation. He
began the general practice of law in 1939, and practiced law for many
During the Second World War, he served this country in the United
States Navy. Within a few years after that war, Judge Celebrezze began
a nearly full-time devotion to public service with his election to the Ohio
Senate in 1950, where he served for two terms on many important com-
mittees, and was twice voted one of the top senators. As a member of the
Bureau of Code Revision, he helped rewrite Ohio's laws.
In 1953, the citizens of Cleveland recalled him to their city by electing
him mayor, and continued to elect him their mayor for a recordbreaking
five consecutive terms, the last in 1961, by an unprecedented 73.8% of
the vote. During his time as mayor of Cleveland, Judge Celebrezze was
elected President of the American Municipal Association (now the Na-
tional League of Cities), and he served as President of the United States
Conference of Mayors in 1962. Obviously, he held not only the respect of
the voting citizens of Cleveland, but also that of his peers.
Anthony Celebrezze never completed his fifth term as mayor. While
on a fishing trip in the summer of 1962, he was chosen by President John
F. Kennedy to become Secretary of the Department of Health, Education
and Welfare. Judge Celebrezze remained in that position during the re-



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