Morell Edward Sharp

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Morell Edward Sharp (September 12, 1920 – October 19, 1980) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Morell Edward Sharp
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
In office
December 9, 1971 – October 19, 1980
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded byGeorge Hugo Boldt
Succeeded byJohn C. Coughenour
Personal details
Born
Morell Edward Sharp

(1920-09-12)September 12, 1920
Portland, Oregon
DiedOctober 19, 1980(1980-10-19) (aged 60)
EducationNorthwestern University Pritzker School of Law (J.D.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Portland, Oregon, Sharp was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, achieving the rank of Captain. He received a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1948. He was an assistant general attorney of the Milwaukee Railroad in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington from 1948 to 1956. He was in private practice in Seattle from 1956 to 1967. He was a judge of the Superior Court of Washington from 1967 to 1970. He was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Washington from 1970 to 1971. He was a special consultant to the United States Attorney General for court management and reform projects in 1971.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Sharp was nominated by President Richard Nixon on November 24, 1971, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington vacated by Judge George Hugo Boldt. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 2, 1971, and received his commission on December 9, 1971. Sharp served in that capacity until his death on October 19, 1980.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
George Hugo Boldt
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
1971–1980
Succeeded by
John C. Coughenour