Lester LeFevre Cecil

1883 – 1982

He was an attorney, Dayton Municipal Judge, Judge of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and
Judge and Chief Judge of the United States 6 th Circuit Court of Appeals. He served as judge for 56 years, dealing with both small cases and larger ones involving complicated constitutional
questions. He has been described as a man of “uncompromising honesty and integrity that brooked no challenge.” Judge Cecil was an active volunteer in a number of civic organizations. Inducted: 2003