History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Sharp, Morell Edward
Born September 12, 1920, in Portland, OR
Died October 19, 1980

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on November 24, 1971, to a seat vacated by George H. Boldt. Confirmed by the Senate on December 2, 1971, and received commission on December 9, 1971. Service terminated on October 19, 1980, due to death.

Education:
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, 1942-1946
Assistant general attorney, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, Chicago, Illinois, and Seattle, Washington, 1948-1956
Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1956-1967
Judge, Superior Court of the State of Washington, 1967-1970
Associate justice, Supreme Court of the State of Washington, 1970-1971
Special consultant to the Attorney General of the United States on court management and reform projects, 1971

 

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