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Staying Local Series: Judge I. Carson Crow, BSJ '71

Staying Local Series: Judge I. Carson Crow, BSJ '71

Sometimes Scripps College of Communication alumni fall in love with the area so much that they decide to bloom right here by staying somewhat local. The blog post below is a Q&A with Judge I. Carson Crow, attended Ohio University and returned to his hometown of Pomeroy, where he made a career in law. 

Hometown: Pomeroy, Ohio

Year graduated: 1971

School: Journalism

Major: Advertising

Current job title and location: Retired judge; Pomeroy, Ohio

What do you do? I am a retired judge.

What made you come to Ohio University? Were there other places you considered? Ohio University is a family tradition. My grandfather Fred W. Crow was an Ohio University trustee in the 1950s; my father Fred W. Crow, Jr. served as an Ohio University trustee in the 1970s; my mother Eleanor Karr Crow, sister Linda Crow Beegle, brother Fred “Rick” W. Crow, III, wife Barbara Crow, daughter Morgan Mersey and son Crockett Crow are all fellow Ohio University graduates!

How did the Scripps College of Communication equip you with the skills you needed to succeed? I learned to print the verified truth.

What about your experiences here was so memorable? I was active in many things: Beta Theta Pi fraternity, football (Co-MAC Champs 1967, MAC Champs 1968, MVP 1970). It is a great school. Great people. Great place to work.

Tell us about your career path. I practiced law and then became a judge.

What were some of the reasons you decided to stay local for your career? How would you advise students in choosing where they should ultimately live and work? This is just the best place to live.

What other advice do you have for current students? Be the best you can be. No excuses. Be happy.