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Sobeloff, Simon E.

Born December 3, 1894, in Baltimore, MD
Died July 11, 1973, in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 12, 1956, to a seat vacated by Morris Ames Soper. Confirmed by the Senate on July 16, 1956, and received commission on July 18, 1956. Served as chief judge, 1958-1964. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1970. Service terminated on July 11, 1973, due to death.

University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1915

Professional Career:

Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1914-1919, 1923-1927, 1934-1943, 1947-1952
Assistant city solicitor, Baltimore, Maryland, 1919-1923
Deputy city solicitor, Baltimore, Maryland, 1927-1930
U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, 1931-1934
City solicitor, Baltimore, Maryland, 1943-1947
Chairman, Commission on the Administrative Organization of the State of Maryland, 1951-1952
Chief judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1952-1954
Solicitor general of the United States, 1954-1956
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1958-1964

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, July 14, 1955; no Senate vote