The Honorable Walter H. Rice

Title:  Federal Judge
Location: Dayton, OH United States

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross, Project CURE, Dayton Area Chapter (former member, board of directors)
  • Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc. (founding trustee)
  • Dayton Area Counsel on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (1970-1974)
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Commission (chairman, 1997-2003)
  • Dayton Bar Association (civil rights committee) (common pleas court & appellate practice committee) (member)
  • Dayton Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Law Society Barbara Jordan Roundtable (convener, 1996-2004)
  • Dayton Boys & Girls Club, Challenge 95 (former board member)
  • Dayton Dialogue on Race Relations (co-chair, Steering Committee) (member)
  • Dayton International Peace Museum (former board member) (former co-chairman) (former president)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (Committee 1990-1992) (Barbara Jordan committee, 1990-1995) (memorial committee convener) (regional transportation agency, 2000)
  • Family & Children First Council Board (member)
  • Family Service Association (chairman, task force services for the elderly) (former board member president, 1977-1979)
  • Federal Judges Association
  • Homeless Solutions Leadership Team (former member, 2004-2006)
  • Homeless Solutions Policy Board (board member) (co-chair, increasing income & connection to services committee) (economic self-sufficiency outcome team)
  • International Society for Utilitarian Studies (ISUS) (board of trustees, 2004)
  • Inventing Flight (former chairman, 1989-1996) (committee, 2003) (chairman emeritus, 1997-2004)
  • Montana County Community Action Agency
  • Montana County Ex-Offender Reentry Task Force (board) (founder) (member) (2008-2010)
  • Montana County Supervisory Council Crime & Delinquency Stillwater Health Center Pretrial Release, Inc. (past chairman)
  • Montana County Volunteer Lawyers Project, Building Bridges (board member) (vice chair)
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association (executive committee)
  • Ohio Judicial Conference (standing committee on pattern jury instructions)
  • Sinclair Foundation (former member)
  • State of Ohio Bureau of Adult Detention Facilities & Services
  • The Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court (founder) (former chairman) (past president)
  • The Culture Works (committee member) (first president) (founding board member)
  • United States Air and Trade Show Inc.
  • University of Dayton, Ohio, School of Law (adjunct professor) (board advisor, 1976) (1976-1992) (1994-1996)
  • Wright Dunbar, Inc. (trustee)
  • Wright Image Group
  • Wright State University (adjunct professor, 1973-1975)

Achievements:

  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1986-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Law,” Marquis Who’s Who (1985-2015)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Politics,” Marquis Who’s Who (2012-2014)
  • Recipient, Thomas Moyer Award, Ohio State Bar Association (2014)
  • Recipient, Sister Jean Foppe Visionary Award, Mercy Manor (2013)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Access to Justice Award (2012)
  • Recipient, Broadcasters Hall of Fame Community Service Award (2011)
  • Recipient, Citizen Legion of Honor Award, President’s Club Dayton (2011)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Service Award (2010)
  • Recipient, Dayton Urban League Diamond Award (2009)
  • Recipient, Professionalism Award, American Board of Trial Advocates, Ohio Chapter (2009)
  • Recipient, Rosa Parks Award, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (2009)
  • Inductee, Wright Dunbar Walk of Fame (2007)
  • Recipient, Kids Voting Champion Democracy Award (2005)
  • Recipient, Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Presidential Award (2005)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Jurist Award,  Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association (2004)
  • Recipient, Ivonette Wright Miller Award, National Aviation Heritage Area (2004)
  • Recipient, Celebration of Diversity Award, College Hill Community Church (2003)
  • Recipient, Marie Kendrick Fair Housing Award, Dayton Area Board Realtors (2003)
  • Recipient, Tom Joyner Hardest Working Civil Rights Activist Award,  Wilberforce University (2003)
  • Recipient, Conservation Service Award,  United States Department of Interior (2002)
  • Recipient, Mark of Excellence Award, National Forum Black Public Administrators (2001)
  • Recipient, Paul Laurence Dunbar Humanitarian Award (1996)
  • Recipient, President’s Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1996)
  • Recipient, City Managers Community Service Award,  City of Dayton, OH (1994)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Thurgood Marshall Law Society (1994)
  • Recipient, Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court Merit Award (1993)
  • Recipient, Dayton Leadership Award for Leadership in Dayton Community (1993)
  • Recipient, Humanitarian Award, National Conference of Christians and Jews (1993, 1992)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America: Student Version,” Marquis Who’s Who (1992)
  • Recipient, Big Brothers-Big Sisters Award (1992)
  • Recipient, Public Official of Year Award, Ohio Region of National Association Social Workers (1992)
  • Honoree, Outstanding Jurist in Ohio Award, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (1986)
  • Recipient, Honorary Alumni Award, University Dayton School Law (1982)
  • Recipient, Citizen of Year award Distinguished Service Awards Council, Dayton, OH (1977)
  • Recipient, Judicial Service Excellence Award, Ohio Supreme Court (1977, 1976)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Judicial Service Award (1976, 1974, 1973)
  • Inductee, Greater Dayton Peace Bridge (civil rights) Hall of Fame
  • Recipient, Raymond Day Fitz award

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