History of the Federal Judiciary

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Sames, Albert Morris
Born February 9, 1873, in Rockford, IL
Died March 16, 1958

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on January 29, 1931, to a seat vacated by William H. Sawtelle. Confirmed by the Senate on February 6, 1931, and received commission on February 21, 1931. Assumed senior status on April 1, 1946. Service terminated on March 16, 1958, due to death.

University of Wisconsin Law School, LL.B., 1894
Columbian University School of Law (now George Washington University Law School), LL.M., 1895

Professional Career:
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1898-1899
Private practice, Solomonville, Arizona, 1899-1902
Private practice, Douglas, Arizona, 1902-1916
Assistant district attorney, Cochise County, Arizona, 1904
City clerk and treasurer, Douglas, Arizona, 1905
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1906-1914
Chairman, Republican Territorial Central Committee, 1911-1912
City attorney, Douglas, Arizona, 1914-1916
Chairman, Arizona State Republican Committee, 1918-1920
Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, Cochise County, 1921-1931


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