History of the Federal Judiciary


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Soper, Morris Ames
Born January 23, 1873, in Baltimore, MD
Died March 11, 1963

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Nominated by Warren G. Harding on February 10, 1923, to a seat vacated by John C. Rose. Confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 1923, and received commission on February 24, 1923. Service terminated on May 9, 1931, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Herbert Hoover on May 6, 1931, to a seat vacated by Edmund Waddill, Jr.; nominated to the same position by Herbert Hoover on December 15, 1931. Confirmed by the Senate on January 12, 1932, and received commission on January 19, 1932. Assumed senior status on June 2, 1955. Service terminated on March 11, 1963, due to death.

Education:
Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1893
University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1895

Professional Career:
Assistant state's attorney, Baltimore City, Maryland, 1897-1899
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Maryland, 1900-1909
Private practice, Maryland, 1909-1914, 1921-1923
President, Board of Police Commissioners, Baltimore City, Maryland, 1912-1913
Chief judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City [Maryland], 1914-1921
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