Judge Leroy J. Contie, Jr.
April 2, 1920 - May 11, 2001
Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Stark County 1969-1971
U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Ohio 1971-1982
U.S. Circuit Judge, Sixth Circuit 1982-2000
Judge Leroy J. Contie, Jr. was a lifelong resident of Canton, Ohio, who dedicated his life to public service. He was a proud son of Canton's Italian-American community, a U.S. Army (World War II) veteran and a practicing attorney. Judge Contie was elected 4 terms as City Solicitor. He was an accomplished and well respected jurist in both state and federal courts and served 30 years as a federal judge. Judge Contie served the community with pride and honor on many boards and commissions.
We thank Judge Contie for his extraordinary contributions to our community, as a citizen, elected official and judge.
Dedicated at Canton, Ohio on the 23rd day of April, 2019
Erected 2019 by City of Canton.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Central Plaza, Canton OH 44702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mayor Stanley A. Cmich (a few steps from this marker); Ralph Hay Way (within shouting distance of this marker); The Saxton House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Library (about 600 feet away); William McKinley (approx. 0.4 miles away); McKinley National Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The McKinley National Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ohio War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
Also see . . .
1. Two Of Canton’s Best Honored (WHBC, 2019). (Submitted on August 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Leroy John Contie, Jr. Bio. (Submitted on August 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.