|Francis Edward Sweeney Sr.|
|File:Francis E. Sweeney.jpg|
|Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court|
January 1, 1993 – December 31, 2004
|Preceded by||Robert E. Holmes|
|Succeeded by||Judith Ann Lanzinger|
|Born||January 24, 1934|
Cuyahoga County, Ohio
|Died||April 10, 2011(aged 77)|
|Resting place||Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, Ohio|
|Spouse(s)||Lee Marie Yesback|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1957–1958|
Francis Edward Sweeney Sr. (January 24, 1934 – April 10, 2011)  was an American politician and jurist of the Ohio Democratic party. He served as a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court from 1993 to 2004. While on the court, he formed a majority coalition with fellow Democrat Alice Robie Resnick and Republicans Paul Pfeifer and Andrew Douglas.
Sweeney, played defensive tackle for Xavier as well as in the Canadian Football League. His grandson Jake Ryan is a linebacker in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars while two of his other grandsons (Connor (wide receiver) and Zack (linebacker) Ryan) played college football at Ball State.
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- Johnson, Alan (April 11, 2011). "Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Francis E. Sweeney Sr. dies". The Columbus Dispatch. Archived from the original on April 13, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110413230722/http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/04/11/former-justice-francis-sweeney-dies.html?sid=101. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
- Glaberson, William (17 August 1999). "Ohio Supreme Court Voids Legal Limits on Damage Suits". New York Times. https://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F60B15FF355D0C748DDDA10894D1494D81. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- "Jake Ryan 90". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ryan_jake00.html. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
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