Albert Branson Maris

Albert Branson Maris (December 19, 1893 – February 7, 1989) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Albert Maris
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
December 31, 1958 – February 7, 1989
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
June 24, 1938 – December 31, 1958
Appointed byFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byVictor Baynard Woolley
Succeeded byPhillip Forman
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
June 22, 1936 – June 27, 1938
Appointed byFranklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byHarry Ellis Kalodner
Personal details
Born
Albert Branson Maris

(1893-12-19)December 19, 1893
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedFebruary 7, 1989(1989-02-07) (aged 95)
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
EducationTemple University (LLB)
Drexel University

Education and careerEdit

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maris received a Bachelor of Laws from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1918 and was a private in the United States Army in that year. He was an assistant secretary of the Proportional Representation League in Philadelphia from 1918 to 1919, and was a legal staff member of the Bureau of Municipal Research in Philadelphia in 1919. He was in private practice in Philadelphia from 1919 to 1936, working as an editor of The Legal Intelligencer from 1935 to 1936. He also graduated from the Drexel Institute Engineering School in 1926.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Maris was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 18, 1936, to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to a new seat authorized by 49 Stat. 1523. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 20, 1936, and received his commission on June 22, 1936. His service terminated on June 27, 1938, following his confirmation to the Third Circuit.[1]

Maris was nominated by President Roosevelt on June 14, 1938, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by Judge Victor Baynard Woolley. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 16, 1938, and received his commission on June 24, 1938. He served as a Judge of the Emergency Court of Appeals from 1942 to 1962, serving as Chief Judge from 1943 to 1962. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1958. His service terminated on February 7, 1989, due to his death.[1]

Maris was the trial judge in the Gobitis case.

Other serviceEdit

Maris served as an adjunct professor of law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law from 1941 to 1955.[1]

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Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1936–1938
Succeeded by
Preceded by Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1938–1958
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chief Judge of the Emergency Court of Appeals
1943–1962
Position abolished